The aviation sector is a top-ten global emitter of CO2 and GHGs and a major contributor of the warming impact on the Earth… Demand for air travel far outpaces the sector’s marginal efficiency improvements, and the sector’s emissions continue to grow at a rate so fast that not addressing the problem poses a threat to the Paris Agreement target
The United Nations took a major step toward reducing climate pollution from aviation—even as the airline industry reels from the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The rules released by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); an independent U.N. body tasked with regulating the sector.
The rules govern the implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, known as CORSIA.
While it sounds complicated, CORSIA is simply a mechanism that allows airlines to purchase carbon offsets. It’s aimed at helping the airline industry meet a goal of carbon-neutral growth from 2020 onward, and its pilot phase is set to last from 2021 to 2023.
Airlines are major contributors to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Barring a technological shift to electric planes, airlines will continue to burn jet fuel for the foreseeable future, improved operational efficiencies and the introduction of advanced biofuels will reduce emissions, but at the end of the day, carbon credits will continue to be needed to mitigate their overall effect on our global climate.
One credit is the proof that one ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) has been avoided or removed by a climate-action project. These are projects like renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste treatment, climate-smart agriculture or planting trees.
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Amir Bhatti is Chief Executive Officer at Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd., a Canadian-based technology firm that focuses on providing aerospace solutions (hardware and software) for aircraft operators. Star’s solution provides real-time tracking, with performance trends and predictive incident occurrences. Essentially aircraft telemetry in a box. As airlines emerge from the pandemic, with slimmed-down fleets…September 5, 2021 Read More