The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements has published an aviation policy brief by ARGS contributor George Anjaparidze on the topic of the CORSIA carbon offset scheme.
The airline industry perspective explores in some depth the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), which was adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in October 2016.
The paper is divided into six sections: an introduction defining the key air transport characteristics; the historical context for the climate change strategy; an overview of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) climate change task force work; a section highlighting key decisions taken by IATA members; an explanation of CORSIA’s key design features; and a final section suggesting next steps.
“Although challenges remain, CORSIA represents an extraordinary achievement. A key focus of industry and policy makers needs to be on ensuring that CORSIA is fully implemented with the broadest possible participation,” said Anjaparidze.
“This will enable international aviation to address its CO2 emissions while continuing to deliver a critical service for the modern economy.”