Page Image Image Caption Page ContentAt special ceremonies for the Dominican Republic (top) and Guyana (bottom), ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu welcomed the two Caribbean States’ official confirmations of their participation in the ICAO Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) from its outset. One of the measures in ICAO’s basket of measures to address the impacts of aviation on climate, CORSIA supports the realization of carbon neutral growth through the offsetting of CO2 emissions from international flights. The letters of confirmation, presented to the Secretary General at these ceremonies by the Director General of the Dominican Republic Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC), Dr. Marcelino Alejandro Herrera Rodríguez (top, centre), and the Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Lt. Col. Egbert Field, (bottom, centre-right), affirm these States’ intentions to be active CORSIA participants from 2021. As of today 75 States confirmed their participation in CORSIA, assuring that the offsetting scheme’s pilot phase will cover at least 75.96% of international aviation activity. Guyana became the first South American state to announce its participation in CORSIA. The Dominican Republic’s ceremony was attended by (from left to right) IDAC’s Legal Director, Mr. José Valdez; the Representative of the Dominican Republic to ICAO, Ambassador Carlos Veras; ICAO’s Deputy Director for Environmental Protection, Ms. Jane Hupe; the Director of the ICAO Air Transport Bureau, Mr. Boubacar Djibo; and IDAC’s Deputy Director, Mr. Santiago Rosa. Guyana’s ceremony was attended by (from left to right) Mr. Djibo, the Representative of Cuba to ICAO, Ms. Mirta Marina Crespo Frasquieri (invited), Lt. Col. Field; and Ms. Hupe.