Progress on ICAO's Strategic Objectives — Environmental Protection — Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

 

As of 31 December 2017, 72 States, representing 87.7 per cent of international aviation activity, had volunteered to participate in CORSIA from its outset.

 

To ensure the timely implementation of CORSIA, ICAO and its Member States have been prioritizing efforts in undertaking necessary preparatory activities. In September, ICAO developed draft rules and guidance, including those for a robust Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system of CO2 emissions from international aviation.

 

In November, the Council welcomed the timely delivery of the CAEP recommendations on the CORSIA package, noting that the package consisted of a proposed Volume IV — CORSIA of Annex 16 — Environmental Protection; a proposed Volume IV of the Environmental Technical Manual (Doc 9501); and proposed ICAO CORSIA implementation elements and supporting documents.

 

The proposed Annex 16, Volume IV, and related ICAO CORSIA implementation elements and supporting documents are currently under review by the ICAO process, aiming for adoption by the ICAO Council in June 2018.

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