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European Parliament votes to strengthen EU emissions trading system

The environment committee of the European Parliament voted to bolster the EU’s emissions trading system (ETS) for aviation and asked for a review of the UN’s voluntary aviation offsetting scheme – CORSIA – in 2019. The vote put into light the skepticism regarding the effectiveness of the global scheme and strengthened Europe’s right to preserve an environmentally meaningful and strengthened regional measure, said environment group Transport & Environment (T&E). While …

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Developing renewable fuels as a solution for the future of aviation

By John Pitts | Managing Director, eJet International Look at industry news pages today and it’s impossible not to notice that a lot of the topics touch upon the sustainability of aviation fuel and the use of renewable fuels as a viable fuel option within the market. This wasn’t the case, though, 30 years ago when I first started out. The topic of sustainability was not as wide spread as it …

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EU Ambassadors extend provisions in emissions trading system regulation beyond 2016

EU Ambassadors have given the go signal on the Council’s negotiating position to extend existing provisions covering aviation activities in the EU emissions trading system (ETS) regulation beyond 2016, and to plan for the application of the global market-based measure as of 2021. The Commission proposal for a new regulation is considered a response to the agreement reached in October of last year by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) …

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Nigeria commits to participating in CORSIA

Nigeria has confirmed their participation in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) global market-based measure (MBM): Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), which will commence its pilot phase in 2021. This was relayed by Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Director-General Muhtar Usman in a correspondence that was sent to ICAO. Usman said that the Nigerian State Action Plan on mitigation of CO2 emissions passed in 2015 was …

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Commitment to CORSIA under review – US State Department

The United States State Department has announced that the US government remains undecided if they will remain committed to the global aviation emissions agreement that was initiated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The State Department also added that they won’t be coming to a decision soon. The Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) is slated for implementation in 2021. So far, 70 countries, including the …

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Transparency is key to emissions agreement’s success, ex-EU Climate Change Head warns

Former Climate Change Commissioner of the European Union Connie Hedegaard has warned that the success of the proposed agreement to stabilize emissions from aircraft hinges on transparency. Writing on the website of Climate Home, the Danish politician said that without transparency, airlines can potentially offset their growing greenhouse gas emissions against projects that either don’t do enough to combat climate change or are being “double counted”. Last year’s agreement forged …

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United States airlines reiterate support for CORSIA

U.S. airlines reaffirmed their support for the global initiative to limit emissions from flights, which is currently being reviewed by the administration of US President Donald Trump, who just recently announced that he was taking his country out of the landmark Paris climate change accord. Several U.S. airlines and industry groups said they support the global aviation agreement, which was ratified by 70 countries, including the United States, to curb …

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ICAO says CORSIA on track in spite of recent developments with Paris Agreement

ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu emphatically announced that the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) remained on track in spite of the recent developments involving the Paris Agreement. Speaking at the IATA Annual General Meeting in Cancun, Aliu appeased any concerns surrounding the implementation of CORSIA. “We should dispel any concerns that any recent developments on the Paris Agreement will negatively impact our shared planning …

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IATA says US carriers still committed to CORSIA

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director-General Alexandre de Juniac has said that United States airlines are still committed to the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Speaking from Cancun right before the IATA’s Annual General Meeting, de Juniac’s comments come right on the heels of US President Donald Trump’s announcement that his country would withdraw from the UN’s Paris accord on climate change. “We understand that our …

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Trump’s withdrawal from Paris is bad news for the ICAO emissions deal

by Aaron Karp in AirKarp http://atwonline.com/blog/trump-s-withdrawal-paris-bad-news-icao-emissions-deal I expect to hear a lot of talk over the coming days, particularly at the IATA AGM in Cancun that starts June 4, about how the Paris climate agreement and ICAO’s Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) are separate international accords and the withdrawal of the US from Paris doesn’t necessarily mean the US is turning its back on the historic …

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