South American, North American, Central American, and Caribbean Regions


Terminal 1 of the International Airport Tom Jobim.
Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/nº
lha do Governador - Rio de Janeiro

Ph. +55 21 3004-6050,

Accommodation and Transportation

A list of preferred hotels can be downloaded from this link.

The event accredited transport will be available from specifics hotels at 7h00 to the event venue, returning from the event venue at 15h00 to the hotels.
We encourage the participants to use the event accredited transport.

General information

Interpretation services in Spanish and English will be available.


For more information about Rio de Janeiro click here.

Provisional Agenda

  • The Tutorial for ICAO Calculation Tools (27 March, AM) is open to State Action Plan Focal Points only.
  • The Seminar (from 27 March, PM) is open to all States and accredited organizations.


Seminar on States' Action Plans (27 – 28 March)
27 March
07.30 – 08.00Registration
08.00 – 12.00

Tutorial – Baseline Calculation (Focal Points only)

This tutorial will be open to Focal Points only. Focal Points are invited to join the tutorial with their own dataset and a laptop, so they can develop their own baseline.

12.00 – 13.00Seminar registration
13.00 – 13.30Opening Ceremony  – Welcome Session and Seminar Goals
13.30 – 14.30

Introduction to States' Action Plans

  • Background information on the ICAO States' Action Plans initiative
  • Overview of the content of an Action Plan
  • Description of the relationship between the States' Action Plans initiative and CORSIA
14.30 – 15.00Discussion and Wrap-Up
28 March
08.00 – 09.00

The States' Action Plan Process

  • Information on project management
  • Build effective National Action Plan Teams
  • States' collection and reporting of robust data
09.00 – 10.00

ICAO Supporting Tools 

  • Presentation of the ICAO Fuel Savings Estimation Tool (IFSET)
  • Presentation of the ICAO Carbon Calculator
  • Explanation of the Rule of Thumb and presentation of the Environmental Benefits Tool (EBT)
  • Description and use of the Aviation Environmental System (AES)
10.00 – 10.30Coffee Break
10.30 – 12.00

Overview of Mitigation Measures

  • Presentation of ICAO's Basket of Measures
  • For each measure, definition, identification of the stakeholders involved, opportunities to collect data, possibility to estimate costs and CO2 emissions reduction potential 
  • Relevance of each Measure to the States' Action Plans
12.00 – 13.00         Lunch Break
13.00 – 13.45

 Selection and Prioritization of Measures

  • The importance of Feasibility Studies
  • Propose criteria to select the mitigation measures to be implemented
  • Concrete case studies from the ICAO-European Union project
13.45 – 14.30

Benefits to States and Stakeholders (45 mins)

  • Description of the general benefits to States and to the Aviation Sector
  • Identification of pathways to maximize these benefits
  • Concrete case studies: ICAO capacity-building and assistance projects as a means to realize all benefits resulting from the development of States' Action Plans
14.30 – 15.00Next Steps and States' Action Plans Seminar Closing



Seminar on the Carbon offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

(29 – 30 March)

29 March
08.00 – 08.30

Introduction to the CORSIA implementation seminar

  • Objectives of the seminar
  • Overview of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) as part of the basket of measures
08.30 – 09.00

Presentation: CORSIA and Resolution A39-3 (Part 1)

  • Provisions for participation in CORSIA
  • Phased implementation: pilot, first and second phase
  • Voluntary participation and RTK criteria; exemptions
  • Emissions coverage in CORSIA
  • Route-based approach
  • New entrants; no redistribution; compliance cycle
  • Questions and answers
09.00 – 10.00

Small group exercise

  • Participation and emissions coverage in CORSIA
10.00 – 10.30Coffee Break
10.30 – 11.00

Small group exercise

  • Feedback from small groups
11.00 – 12.00

Presentation: CORSIA and Resolution A39-3 (Part 2)

  • Calculation and distribution of offsetting requirements in CORSIA
  • Calculation of emissions baseline
  • Dynamic approach; individual and collective share in calculation of offsetting requirements
  • CORSIA implementation elements
  • Questions and answers
12.00 – 13.00Lunch Break
13.00 – 14.00

Small group exercise

  • Calculation and distribution of offsetting requirements in CORSIA
14.00 – 14.30

Small group exercise

  • Feedback from small groups
14.30 – 15.00

Presentation: CORSIA MRV System

  • Overview of MRV procedures; purpose of MRV
  • Information on expected roles and responsibilities in the MRV process; what States and operators need to do in order to implement MRV
  • Questions and answers
30 March
08.00 – 09.00

Recap of Day 3

Small group exercise

  • Development of CORSIA CO2 emissions report
09.00 – 09.30

Small group exercise

  • Feedback on discussions held in small groups
09.30 – 10.00

Presentation: Emissions units and Registries

  • What is an emissions unit, and how emissions units are being created
  • How the environmental integrity of emissions units is ensured
  • Information on carbon markets and how to access them
  • Roles and responsibilities in the CORSIA registry system
  • Questions and answers
10.00 – 10.30Coffee Break
10.30 – 11.30

Small group exercise

  • Flow of CO2 emissions data and emissions units under CORSIA
11.30 – 12.00

Small group exercise

  • Feedback on discussions held in small groups
12.00 – 13.00Lunch Break
13.00 – 14.30

Presentation and discussion: capacity building needs and next steps

  • Timeline for CORSIA implementation
  • Assessing States' current readiness; identifying assistance needs
  • Planned assistance and capacity building activities
  • Questions and answers
14.30 – 15.00Closing Remarks by ICAO Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu



To download the agenda (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Seminar) follow this link


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