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Countdown for CORSIA begins

Aircraft operators and governments have been put on notice as the implementation of the new carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation (CORSIA) approaches. That was the main message that was resonated to delegates at the Global Aviation Summit staged in Geneva, Switzerland. The gathering had delegates meeting to seek more information regarding the program, according to the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).  Governments agreed to formulate the scheme …

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ICAO President tackles emissions and development needs at 2017 ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit

International Civil Aviation Organization President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu stressed the need for harmonized aviation investment and development, while offering critical updates on the progress the ICAO is making on the new Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Aliu issued the strong message at the 2017 Global Sustainable Aviation Summit hosted by the Air Transport Action Group. “Air transport’s role in economic development is more important today …

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IATA calls for greater urgency in managing the impact of climate change

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that there is a pressing need for governments and airlines to keep aviation at the forefront of industries in managing the impact of climate change. The call is a timely one, given that it comes on the eve of the very first anniversary of the landmark global agreement of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) at the 39th Assembly …

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Swiss aircraft operators required to submit data for new emissions trading scheme

Aircraft operators traveling to and from Switzerland from the European Union and domestically are ordered to submit the first data for the country’s new emissions trading scheme (ETS) by month’s end. With the deadline nearing, several operators might not be abreast that the new scheme began on July 1, with data acquisition taking place from January 1 to December 31, 2018. The ETS is being conducted and overseen by the …

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MEPs to limit exemption from EU ETS of flights to and from Europe

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted to restrict the exemption from the European Union Emissions Trading System of flights going to and coming from Europe until 2021, until further investigation on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) global offsetting measure dubbed as CORSIA is completed. Sustainable transport group Transport and Environment (T&E) regarded this vote as significant to preserving European climate goals. MEPs also recommended a number of amendments …

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Member of European Parliament makes case to back single Global Aviation Emissions Trading Scheme to plenary

After getting massive support from the European Parliament’s Transport Committee in June 2017 to ‘Stop the Clock’ on the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme for aviation, Conservative Transport Spokesman, Jacqueline Foster MEP moved the debate to the floor of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In a speech at the European Parliament about the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) debate, Foster had this say: “President, colleagues. First, I would like …

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ICAO expresses appreciation for European organizations it works with

International Civil Aviation Organization Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu extended the United Nation aviation agency’s profound appreciation for the numerous regional organizations it works within Europe during a keynote address at the 66th Special Meeting of Directors General of Civil Aviation for the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC). Liu put the spotlight on a number of current and rising issues for the civil aviation sector of Europe and the global …

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Nigeria to join fight against carbon emissions in 2021

Nigeria has expressed their willingness to join other nations in the fight against carbon (CO2) emissions in the global aviation industry by 2021. The Federal Government through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has said that they already forwarded action plans on CO2 emissions mitigation measures and Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Economic and Community of West …

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ICAO, ECOWAS and AFCAC to brainstorm on how to lessen aviation’s contributions to climate change in Africa

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) are set to put their minds together in an effort to lessen aviation’s contribution to climate change on the African continent. Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Director General, Muhtar Usman, shared this at a seminar called “Development of States Action Plans on C02 Emissions Mitigation Measures and Carbon Offsetting …

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IATA chief says aviation growth rate in Middle East is “promising”

In spite of the numerous challenges that besiege the aviation industry in the Middle East, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac says the future is “promising” with the region’s growth rate being the highest and the fastest in the world. “The future of aviation is positive. People want to fly. We expect 7.2bn passengers to travel in 2035, a near doubling of the 3.8bn …

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