ICSA letter to the ICAO Council on CORSIA offset programme eligibility

Dear Council Members,

The decisions you make next month on emissions unit and emissions unit program eligibility for ICAO’S Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) – and the transparency with which you make these – put the credibility of aviation’s climate efforts in the global spotlight.

Aviation is facing unprecedented challenges, with climate change and its various impacts high on the list.  Your decisions could show your commitment to stand up for CORSIA with integrity so that it supports emission reductions projects and low-carbon economic development.

But if you end up putting out the welcome mat for bad quality, double-counted emissions units, you will destroy CORSIA’s potential effectiveness, compromise the credibility of ICAO and the world’s airlines, and make global climate change worse. For CORSIA and ICAO, the stakes could not be higher. […]

Full letter here

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