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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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Governments urged to support global aviation climate scheme

Government officials at the International Transport Forum were urged to get behind plans by the aviation industry to reduce the effects of climate change caused by its operations. A landmark moment was established last year when governments’ meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) agreed to the world’s first global market mechanism to deal with a single industry’s carbon emissions growth. The scheme, known as the Carbon Offsetting and …

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Transparency is essential to make aviation climate deal work

http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/05/24/transparency-essential-make-aviation-climate-deal-work/ By Connie Hedegaard Last October, many rejoiced when 190 governments reached agreement on a climate deal for international aviation, but it’s not time to sit back and relax. Many details still need to be worked out, with transparency being one of the most important, to ensure the agreement truly helps the environment. Countries are meeting soon to discuss the rules that will govern the agreement. These meetings are highly …

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IATA signs MoU for aviation cooperation with Kyrgyzstan

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic. The MoU lays down a foundation for strategic partnership and long-term cooperation agreement between the government and IATA. It determines that cooperation in the areas of flight safety and in the implementation of modern technologies would be valuable to boosting efficiency and …

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