CAIRO – 8 January 2019: The Arab Civil Aviation Organization announced holding a workshop on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) in Cairo on April 7-8, after the adoption of the SARPs by the ICAO Presidential Council to compensate for emissions of international flights.
The CORSIA plan aims to highlight the objectives of international standards and recommended practices, and shed light on tools for implementing the plan regarding the emissions of gases during international flights.
It also enables participants to identify timetables for implementing the plan, and provides the tools of adapting to national regulatory frameworks set by CORSIA, such as monitoring and reporting.
“The preparation of international standards and recommended practices regarding the CORSIA plan in such a rapid manner should be seen as evidence that the plan is viewed as a key priority for mitigating the impact of climate change witnessed by numerous countries,” said the president of FAO’s Governing Council.
Director of the Air Transport Department stressed that the ACT CORSIA initiative will help countries to work together to provide training to local MRV experts and provide tools of implementing the plan, which will enable the participants to adapt to their national regulatory framework as needed.