FAQ 4. What will States have to do in a global MBM scheme for international aviation?

​According to the draft Assembly Resolution text (paragraph 17), States are requested to undertake a series of actions in order to prepare for the implementation of the global MBM scheme from 2020.


All Member States whose aircraft operator undertakes international flights would be required to develop the necessary arrangements for the implementation of the MRV system from 1 January 2018, as per paragraph 17 b) of the draft Assembly Resolution text. According to paragraph 17 a), the Council will develop, with the technical contribution of CAEP, the SARPs and related guidance material to support the implementation of the MRV system, for adoption by the Council by June 2017.


In addition, the establishment of registries is also required to those States participating in the scheme for its implementation, as per paragraphs 17 g) and 17 h) of the draft Assembly Resolution text: Member States included in the scheme at the first implementation phase shall develop necessary arrangements for the establishment of their own registries or group registries established by groups of States, for operationalization no later than 1 January 2021; and Member States newly included in the scheme at the second implementation phase shall develop necessary arrangements for the establishment of their own registries or group registries established by groups of States, for operationalization no later than 1 January 2026.  According to paragraph 17 e), the Council will develop, with the technical contribution of CAEP, necessary guidance material to support the establishment of registries under the scheme. This guidance material will be adopted by the Council by 2018.


A third feature for the implementation of the global MBM scheme is the development of Emissions Unit Criteria (EUC); States will need to ensure that the criteria currently being elaborated by CAEP for the eligibility of emissions units be followed once adopted by ICAO.

Secondary questions
expand > : 4.1. What is MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification)? ‎(1)
expand > : 4.1.1. Why is the MRV so important? ‎(1)
expand > : 4.1.2. Who will be responsible for the various tasks to be undertaken within the MRV system? ‎(1)
expand > : 4.2. What is a registry? ‎(1)
expand > : 4.2.1. Why are registries so important? ‎(1)
expand > : 4.2.2. Who will be responsible for the various tasks to be undertaken within the registry system? ‎(1)
expand > : 4.3. What are EUC (Emissions Units Criteria)? ‎(1)
expand > : 4.3.1. Why are the EUC so important? ‎(1)
expand > : 4.3.2. How will ICAO ensure that emissions reduction programmes/projects meet the EUC? ‎(1)
expand > : 4.3.3. What have ICAO and its Member States done on the definition of the EUC? ‎(1)
expand > : 4.3.4. What is the relationship between the EUC for a global MBM scheme and the emissions reduction programmes/projects under future UNFCCC mechanisms of the COP21 Paris Agreement? ‎(1)
expand > : 4.3.5. Is there an interest from some States in developing credits within the aviation sector? ‎(1)
Share this page: