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Beyond CORSIA: Towards a robust strategy for mitigation of international air transport emissions | Chris Lyle
Beyond CORSIA: Towards a robust strategy for mitigation of international air transport emissions
Mon 24 July 2017 - Last October, ICAO's Assembly adopted a framework for the global Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), a market-based measure to add to the 'basket' of technical and operational emissions mitigation measures already in hand. CORSIA is being designed as the primary tool towards an aspirational goal of carbon-neutral growth (CNG) of international aviation worldwide from 2020, with full effectiveness between 2027 and 2035. Even with full implementation, however, ICAO's basket of measures will not actually produce a reduction in global aviation emissions, which will continue to grow. For more ambitious countries, Chris Lyle proposes a more stringent but complementary approach, using the CORSIA database and monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) procedures directly within the compass of the Paris Agreement.  Read more ...

Now is the time to upgrade Europe's aviation pollution rules | Kelsey Perlman,Carbon Market Watch
Now is the time to upgrade Europe's aviation pollution rules
Wed 12 July 2017 – Yesterday, the European Parliament's environment committee voted on how the aviation sector should be treated under the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), in response to a decision by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to set up a global offsetting mechanism. The ongoing revision of Europe’s carbon market rules for aviation is a critical opportunity to ensure that one of the biggest global polluters starts to contribute its fair share to EU climate action. While the term 'sustainable aviation' seems to be spreading, the reality is that the sector's emissions are growing unsustainably and will continue to do so. Kelsey Perlman suggests what action can be taken in Europe to address aviation's climate impact. (Updated 12 JulyRead more ...