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Day 1 – Wednesday, 6 October 2021

08:00 – 08:20

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

 

The opening segment will set the scene for the Forum through a high-level introduction on CORSIA highlighting past achievements and providing a vision for the future of the Scheme.

 

Speakers:

  • Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar - ICAO Secretary General
  • Mr. Mohamed Rahma – Director, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO

 

08:20 – 09:50

SESSION 1:

CORSIA PACKAGE TODAY: EN ROUTE AS PER THE FLIGHT PLAN

 

Session 1 will highlight the achievements on CORSIA and will present experiences from States in the implementation of the Scheme since the inception of the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) requirements on 1 January 2019. It will also focus on the very successful capacity building efforts under the ICAO Assistance, Capacity-building and Training for CORSIA (ACT-CORSIA) programme, with an emphasis on the CORSIA buddy partnerships, lessons learned and possible improvements.

 

Topics and Speakers:

  • CORSIA introduction and overview, including ICAO ACT-CORSIA programme – Mrs. Jane Hupe, ICAO Secretariat
  • CAEP technical work – achievements and next steps, including CORSIA CO2 MRV requirements and ongoing CAEP work for the SARPs refinements – Mr. Urs Ziegler (CAEP Chair) followed by Ms. Kerri Henry and Mr. Stephen Arrowsmith (CAEP WG4 co-Rapporteurs)
  • Perspectives of States on:
    • CORSIA legislative process (Mr. Majed Obaid Al Mujaini - United Arab Emirates)
    • ACT-CORSIA and lessons learned in capacity-building (Mr. Stefan Bickert - Germany)
    • Overcoming systemic challenges (Mr. Francis Mwangi - Kenya)
    • Capacity-building needs (Mr. Juan Ignacio Hermira - Spain)

 

Question and Answer Period

 

09:50 – 10:00

Break


10:00 – 11:30

SESSION 2:

CORSIA IMPLEMENTATION ON THE GROUND: STATES’ EXPERIENCES AND CAPACITY BUILDING

 

Session 2 will elaborate on essential components of the CORSIA package, specifically on data reporting and on upcoming challenges regarding CORSIA Eligible Fuels (CEFs) and CORSIA Eligible Emissions Units (CEUs). It will also provide the opportunity to discuss the need for more capacity-building under the ICAO ACT-CORSIA programme.

 

Topics and Speakers:

  • Status of CO2 data reporting to CORSIA Central Registry (CCR), and calculation of aeroplane operator’s CORSIA offsetting requirements – Mr. Tetsuya Tanaka, ICAO Secretariat
  • CORSIA eligible fuels (CEF) to reduce the offsetting requirements, and ongoing CAEP work on sustainability criteria and fuel certification – Mr. Jim Hileman (CAEP FTG co-Rapporteur) and Mrs. Kristin C. Lewis (CAEP SCSEG co-Rapporteur)
  • CORSIA eligible emissions units (CEU) to comply with the offsetting requirements, and ongoing TAB assessment of programmes – Ms. Molly Peters-Stanley (TAB Chairperson)
  • Perspectives of States:
    • CO2 emissions data collection and reporting (Mr. Gawie Bestbier - South Africa)
    • CORSIA eligible fuels (CEF) data collection and reporting preparation (Mr. Dan Williams - United States)
    • CORSIA eligible emissions units (CEU) data collection and reporting preparation (Mr. Rachid Rahim - Qatar)
    • Capacity-building needs (Mr. Pierre Primard - France)

 

Question and Answer Period

 

Day 2 – Thursday, 7 October 2021

08:00 – 09:10

SESSION 3:

CORSIA AND COVID-19

 

Session 3 will focus on the impacts of COVID-19 on CORSIA, and a series of remedial measures and decisions taken by ICAO to ensure the implementation of CORSIA. It will also discuss ongoing technical analyses of the COVID-19 impacts on CORSIA, including the recovery scenarios of international aviation CO2 emissions and the implications of CORSIA baseline emissions to the offsetting costs to aviation industry.

 

 

 

 

Topics and Speakers:

  • ICAO’s responses to COVID-19 including capacity building activities and safeguard decisions for the CORSIA pilot phase – Mr. Manuel Caballero Alarcon, ICAO Secretariat  
  • Overview of CAEP analyses on COVID-19 impacts on CORSIA – Mr. Urs Ziegler (CAEP Chair) followed by Ms. Kerri Henry and Mr. Stephen Arrowsmith (WG4 co-Rapporteurs)
  • CORSIA and Carbon Market trends – Mr. Stephen Donofrio (Ecosystem Marketplace)

 

Question and Answer Period

 

 

09:10 – 09:20

Break


 

09:20 – 10:55

SESSION 4:

CORSIA: THE ONLY GLOBAL MBM – WHAT’S NEXT?

 

Building on the successful implementation of CORSIA, Session 4 will focus on the next steps, including the ongoing ICAO process for the 2022 periodic review of CORSIA and expectations from the 41st Session of the ICAO Assembly. The roundtable discussion is expected to provide insight in relation to the future role of CORSIA as the global MBM in terms of more active engagement of States, and the relationship of CORSIA with the ambition levels of ICAO global aspirational goals for international aviation.

 

Roundtable Participants:

  • Mr. Mauricio Ramírez Koppel – Representative of Colombia on the ICAO Council
  • Mrs. Shefali Juneja – Representative of India on the ICAO Council
  • Mr. Richard Ossendorp – Representative of Netherlands on the ICAO Council
  • Ms. Eileen Li-Mein Poh – Representative of Singapore on the ICAO Council
  • Mr. Aaron P. Forsberg – Representative of United States on the ICAO Council
  • Mr. Vincent Banda – Representative of Zambia on the ICAO Council
  • Mr. Sebastian Mikosz – Senior Vice President, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Mr. Tim Johnson – Director, Aviation Environment Federation, International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation (ICSA)
  • Mr. Dirk Forrister – Chief Executive Officer, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

 

 

10:55 – 11:00

CLOSING REMARKS

  • Mr. Salvatore Sciacchitano - President of the ICAO Council

 

 

 

 



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