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An overview of CORSIA for African airlines


After 3 years of negotiations since the ICAO 38th Assembly in October 2013, the ICAO Member States agreed on 6 October 2016 to implement a Global Market-Based Measure (GMBM) to compensate post-2020 emissions growth from international aviation. The Plenary session of the UN aviation’s 39th assembly recommended adoption of a final resolution introducing the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

Aviation accounts for about 2% of global emissions, and international aviation represents 1.3%. In 2010, ICAO adopted two sectoral aspirational goals, 2% annual fuel efficiency improvement and carbon neutral growth from 2020.

The 38th Session of the ICAO Assembly adopted Resolution A38-18, which resolved that ICAO and its Member States, with relevant organisations, would work together and strive to achieve a collective medium term global aspirational goal of keeping the global net CO2 emissions from international aviation after 2020 at the same level. [...]

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