This week, IETA and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) kick off a global series of workshops, starting in Nairobi on 14th February. The aim of the workshops is to help airlines prepare for the start of the Carbon Reduction and Offsetting Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) in 2021. The workshops will focus on sharing best practices and lessons learned on carbon markets and MRV compliance from IETA members directly with IATA member company airlines and aircraft operators.
To assist in these discussions, ICROA has released a flyer on the experiences from the voluntary carbon market in helping airlines reduce and offset their aviation emissions. There are nearly 50 airlines worldwide that are currently involved in voluntary offsetting and ICROA members have actively supported a number of them in the design and operation of offsetting schemes, and in the selection of emissions reduction projects and retirement of carbon credits.
ICROA welcomes the ICAO commitment to achieving carbon neutral growth from 2020 and we look forward to assisting in the design and delivery of CORSIA.