Damar, Chrystelle

Associate Environment Officer, ICAO

Damar, Chrystelle

Associate Environment Officer, ICAO

Biography

Chrystelle’s career in aviation spans over twelve years, and started in European public affairs and communications in Brussels, Belgium. She first held an advisory role to senior officials and executives for the design, coordination and implementation of EU-wide advocacy campaigns and then joined Airports Council International (ACI) EUROPE as the Head of Environment and Intermodality.

In this position, Chrystelle was responsible for advancing the collective efforts of European airports on environmental management, including noise, local air quality, climate change mitigation and adaptation, waste and water management and intermodality, taking part in expert groups and coordinating the input of more than 40 environmental managers into a single vision. She was the “Voice of European Airports” on environmental issues and as such, a key point of contact for officials from the European Commission, European Parliament and EU Member States.

During her six-year tenure at ACI EUROPE, Chrystelle successfully managed Airport Carbon Accreditation, the only carbon mapping and management standard specifically developed for airports. Under her leadership, the programme was extended to all ACI regions and thus became global.

Since she joined the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 2015, Chrystelle has been the coordinator of the States’ Action Plan on CO2 Emissions from international aviation, in addition to being the Secretary of the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) Working Group 2, “Airports and Operations”. Both roles allow her to provide ICAO Member States and international aviation stakeholders with the tools and guidance they need to implement environmental management strategies, in the spirit of No Country Left Behind, and to forge partnerships to further their efforts.

Chrystelle has a Master’s degree in Strategy, Public and Political Decision-Making and is a graduate of Sciences Po Lille, France.