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Analysis and Evaluation of the CORSIA Offsetting Mechanism for use in International Aviation

(Photo by Bady qb on Unsplash)
(Photo by Bady qb on Unsplash)

In 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) agreed on the introduction of a global market-based mechanism: the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) is an integral component of the ICAO package of measures to reduce the climate impact from international aviation. To integrate CORSIA into the international climate regime and enable the use of UNFCCC-based market mechanisms after 2020, both processes must be coordinated and linked, paying particular attention to the provisions of the Paris Agreement.

As part of the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) research project to analyse and evaluate the design options to enable offsetting in international aviation, a consortium headed by Öko-Institut is analysing and evaluating the pre-determined CORSIA eligibility criteria with regard to their environmental integrity and the provisions of the Paris Agreement. The findings of the research project will be used to inform negotiations on CORSIA's structure and design.

Analysis and Evaluation of the CORSIA Offsetting Mechanism for use in International Aviation

Implementation: Öko-Institut e.V.

Other Organisations Involved: Stockholm Environment Institute, NewClimate Institute

Lifecycle: 2017 - 2019

Contact: Lambert Schneider, lambertschneider@googlemail.com