By Chris Lang The International Civil Aviation Organization‘s Council agreed yesterday to change the baseline year for its Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Under CORSIA, airlines were supposed to buy carbon credits to offset their emissions above a baseline of the average emissions in 2019 and 2020.
By Chris Lang In May 2020, 60 organisations and experts signed on to a statement calling for Four Principles for Nature-Based Solutions. The first signatory is Christiana Figueres, Co-founder, Global Optimisim and the second is Thomas Crowther, Crowther Lab, ETH Zurich. Among the other signatories are representatives from The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, WRI, IUCN,…
By Chris Lang Before the coronavirus crisis, greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation industry were among the fastest growing of any industry. Yet there is no mention of the aviation sector in the Paris Agreement. Instead, in 2016, the UN International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) announced that aviation would go “carbon neutral” from 2020.
By Chris Lang A recent issue of the Journal of Political Ecology includes a Special Section focussing on REDD+. The Special Section is edited by Adeniyi Asiyanbi (Department of Geography, University of Calgary, Canada) and Jens Friis Lund (Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark).
By Chris Lang In March 2020, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) selected six approved programmes to sell carbon offsets to the aviation industry under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).