World Environment Day 2020

Since 1972 and the opening of the Stockholm Convention on the Human Environment, World Environment Day has been celebrated every 5th of June as an initiative to stimulate global awareness of environmental issues and encourage action.

ICAO is marking this celebration with a series of initiatives:

•  Address by the President of the ICAO Council, Mr. Salvatore Sciacchitano, on the occasion of World Environment Day 2020.

•  The Launch of ICAO TV next week will contain videos related to ICAO’s work on environmental protection, including recordings of the recent ICAO Online Stocktaking Preview: Reducing Aviation In-Sector CO Emissions, which was a precursor to the upcoming ICAO Stocktaking Seminar on aviation in-sector CO emissions reductions (8 to 10 September 2020). 

•  The Stocktaking process calls on all States and Stakeholders to provide quantified information on their aviation in-sector CO emissions reductions, which will feed into ICAO’s work on assessing the feasibility of a long-term aspirational goal for aviation. You can contribute to this work by completing a Questionnaire on your innovative CO emissions reductions measures for aviation.

•  ICAO is showcasing the initiatives of the sector to reduce its CO emissions through the ICAO Sustainable Aviation Coalition website and the new aviation CO Emissions Reduction Initiatives Tracker Tool. This tool aims to collate all measures being taken by stakeholders in reducing CO emissions from aviation and supports ICAO`s work to establish a long-term aspirational goal for international aviation.

•  On 15 June 2020, ICAO will officially deploy the CORSIA Central Registry (CCR), which is one of the five Implementation Elements of CORSIA. Its purpose is to enable States fulfill their reporting requirements in accordance with Annex 16, Volume IV in five key areas: aeroplane operators, verification bodies, CO emissions, CORSA eligible fuels, and cancelled emissions units, by facilitating the submission of CORSIA-specific information and data to ICAO. Reporting using the CCR will start in the second part of 2020 with States submitting CO emissions for the year 2019 based on verified emissions reports from aeroplane operators.

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