Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)


A web page dedicated to provide up-to-date information on various impacts of  the ongoing situation on the implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), as well as the remedial measures and decisions being taken by ICAO can be accessed here.


Overview of CORSIA implementation in the Region

As of 31 March 2021, 21 ESAF States had nominated CORSIA Focal Points (CFPs). Through the ACT-CORSIA Buddy Partnerships, most of these CFPs were trained and can access the CORSIA Central Registry (CCR).

 

Each year States submit CORSIA related information to ICAO in accordance with the requirements and compliance timelines in Annex 16 Vol IV. States that have aeroplane operators which fall under the CORSIA requirements are encouraged to submit the list of these operators to ICAO, together with the information on the accredited Verification Bodies available in their States. The list of Verification Bodies accredited in States under CORSIA are contained in the ICAO document entitled, "CORSIA Central Registry (CCR): Information and Data for Transparency".  


ICAO’s support to States on CORSIA compliance
To assist States with the establishment of CORSIA regulatory systems, ICAO has developed model regulations  to be used as a reference by Member States. ICAO has also introduced the Assistance Capacity-building and Training on CORSIA (ACT-CORSIA) initiative. Up-to-date information for ESAF Member States is provided on the CORSIA Buddy Partnerships  webpage. 

CORSIA Implementation Elements


1) CORSIA States for Chapter 3 State Pairs
State pairs subject to CO2 offsetting requirements will be included in the ICAO document entitled, “CORSIA States for Chapter 3 State Pairs”. The first edition of this document will include the State pairs from the States that volunteered to participate in the CORSIA pilot phase from 2021. 

States that intend to voluntarily participate in CORSIA from its outset (as at 24 June 2020)



The full list of all States that intend to voluntarily participate in the CORSIA from its outset is publicly available here
ICAO encourages States that have not volunteered to consider participating in the CORSIA. Some of the benefits for CORSIA participation can be found here .


2) ICAO CORSIA CO2 Estimation and Reporting Tool (CERT)
The CERT is a tool developed by ICAO to estimate CO2 emissions for aeroplane operators. Please visit the
ICAO CERT  webpage for information on:

  • The type of support that the CERT provides to aeroplane operators in fulfilling their MRV requirements;
  • The latest version of the CERT;
  • Technical details on the development and use of the CERT; and
  • Tutorial and FAQs on the CERT.
3) CORSIA Eligible Fuels
A CORSIA eligible fuel can be used by an aeroplane operator to reduce their offsetting requirements. It can be either a:
  • CORSIA sustainable aviation fuel (a renewable or waste-derived aviation fuel that meets the CORSIA Sustainability Criteria of Annex 16 Vol IV); or
  • a CORSIA lower carbon aviation fuel (a fossil-based aviation fuel that meets the CORSIA Sustainability Criteria under Annex 16 Vol IV). 
The details of the five ICAO documents related to this implementation element can be found here  

4) CORSIA Eligible Emissions Units
To meet its offsetting requirements, an aeroplane operator shall cancel CORSIA eligible emissions units in a quantity that is equivalent to its total offsetting requirements for a given compliance period. The eligible emissions units are only those available in the document entitled, ‘CORSIA Eligible Emissions Units’. 

The Technical Advisory Body (TAB)
The TAB was established by the ICAO Council and does the assessment of emissions unit programmes against the CORSIA emissions unit criteria. Please visit the TAB webpage  for more information on:
  • An overview of the TAB (Members, Work programme and Terms of Reference);
  • Understanding the process of applying and submitting applications for assessment by the TAB; and
  • FAQs on programme applications for assessment.
The list of programmes approved by the Council is available in the document entitled, "CORSIA Eligible Emissions Units'. 

5) CORSIA Central Registry (CCR)
The CCR is established and maintained by the Council and it enables reporting of relevant CORSIA information from ICAO Member States. Details of the five ICAO documents related to the CCR can be found here

Templates
All standardised templates listed below can be foundhere .
  • Template of Emissions Monitoring Plan (from aeroplane operator to State);
  • Template of Emissions Report (from aeroplane operator to State);
  • Template of CORSIA eligible fuels supplementary information to the Emissions Report (from aeroplane operator to State); and
  • Template of Verification Report (to be completed by verification bodies).
Frequently Asked Questions on the CORSIA can be accessed here .

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The course is intended for professionals with experience in the verification of CO2 emissions using ISO 14064-3:2006, who want to get involved in the verification of aeroplane operators' CO2 Emissions Reports under CORSIA.

 

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