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 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 22 May is the International Day for Biological Diversity. The UN General Assembly launched World Biodiversity Day in 1993. This year’s theme, chosen by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is “Our solutions are in nature”. The CBD tells us that the theme, “emphasises hope, solidarity and the importance of working together…
By Chris Lang At the end of March 2020, Donald Trump signed the US government’s US$2.2 trillion bailout into law, after it was unanimously passed in the Senate. Otherwise known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economy Security Act (“CARES Act”) the bailout includes generous grants and loans to the aviation industry.
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).