How aviation flew past shipping on emissions
[...] Julien Dufour, CEO of Verifavia, is well placed to comment on the topic as he works
in both aviation and shipping. Verifavia is a worldwide independent environmental
verification, certification and auditing body for aviation and maritime transport.
“Shipping is actually a lot behind aviation in terms of emissions regulations,”
he argues, pointing out how since 2012, all airlines flying to and from the European
Union have had to monitor, report and verify their CO2 emissions, and they have to
surrender carbon allowances covering their intra-European emissions. In addition, ICAO
- the IMO sister organisation for aviation - has implemented a Carbon Offsetting &
Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) covering CO2 emissions from
international aviation emissions.
“From 2021, the aviation sector will achieve post-2020 neutrality by offsetting their emissions using qualified carbon offsets. Shipping is still a very long way from any of this,” Dufour reckons. [...]
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