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ICAO's CORSIA - December 2019 Newsletter



ICAO published the list of operators subject to CORSIA! 

ICAO published the second edition of the document " CORSIA Airplane Operator to State Attributions " which lists a total of 670 airplane operators subject to CORSIA and their attribution to each ICAO Contracting State. 
However, we would like to bring to your attention that the information contained in this list, as it is based on information submitted by each Contracting State to ICAO without confirmation by ICAO, is only indicative and should be treated as such. 

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The CORSIA reporting and verification season will start soon! 

All operators flying international routes with an estimated annual CO₂ emissions above 10,000 T should now have their Emission Monitoring Plan (EMP) approved by their administrative authority (state authority) and should be in the process of monitoring their flights, fuel consumption and aircraft emissions since January 2019.  
As the 2019 monitoring period is coming to an end, operators should now engage a verification body in order to start the verification process as soon as possible to ensure a streamlined compliance process.

Verification bodies must be accredited by a National Accreditation Body (NAB) before they engage in any contractual discussion with the operators. It is therefore imperative that air operators  request a valid certificate of accreditation  before entering into an agreement. 

Reporting of consolidated data and calculated emissions is done using a standardized Emissions Report (ER) template developed by ICAO in Excel. However, Aeroplane operator is suggested to cross check the same with respective state authority. it may be possible that some state authorities want aeroplane operator to submit the ER through the template customized / provided by them. Once the ER is verified, both the operator and the verifier independently submit the verified ER and the associated Verification Opinion Statement to the operator's CORSIA Administering Authority by 31st May 2020.

>  Read more about ICAO's CORSIA
>  ICAO's CORSIA website
>  See VERIFAVIA's certificates of accreditation
>  Contact us to receive a proposal for our CORSIA verification services 

The CERT Version 2019 - a useful tool to facilitate the reporting of emissions
The ICAO CERT Version 2019 can now be used to estimate 2019 emissions and is capable of generating an Emissions Report (ER) using the ER template from ICAO. 

Operators eligible to use the CERT as their monitoring method may choose to use it to generate their ER directly by filling in all the mandatory information and inserting flights information (aircraft type and aerodromes of origin and destination, both in the form of ICAO Code). The emissions estimates are done automatically, aggregation of the data and generation of the ER may also be done in one click.

The tool can also be used by operators using one of the Fuel Use Monitoring Methods (FUMMs) to fill in their data gaps and to perform quality checks on their reported emissions.

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>  Read our FAQ on the CERT 
FRED + for easy online CORSIA reporting

As CORSIA emissions monitoring is already underway, IATA has developed a system called FRED + which will facilitate the reporting of emissions and minimize the administrative burden and costs for both aircraft operators and administrations.

In short, FRED + may be used by all stakeholders (operators, verifiers and Administering Authorities) to exchange relevant information regarding EMPs, ERs and Verification Reports. FRED + is accessible to all airlines and free of charge. 

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The Delegated Regulation implementing CORSIA in Europe came into force!

The Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1603 of 18 July 2019 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 30 September 2019 and entered into force 20 days after its publication on the 20 October 2019.

This Regulation is a simple implementation of the CORSIA SARPs for European based operators through the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).

In short, the Regulation applies to aircraft operators that hold an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) issued by a Member State or that are registered in a Member State (including outermost regions, dependencies and territories of that Member State), and that emit more than 10,000 tCO2 on international flights (except flights between aerodromes located in two different third countries) for 2019. 

>  Read the article
>  Read the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1603 of 18 July 2019
>  Visit the European Commission's web page on Aviation EU ETS

VERIFAVIA's preparation for the new 2020 reporting and verification season

As the year comes to an end, VERIFAVIA's offices in Canada, France, Croatia, Egypt, India and Singapore are abuzz with activity in preparation for the fast approaching 2020 verification season. Over at the airlines' headquarters, it's a slightly different kind of scramble to select their independent verifiers for the upcoming season (CORSIA and EU ETS), resulting in a rush of bids and proposals.
Not surprisingly, VERIFAVIA has capitalized on this wave and bagged a sizable number of new clients while also renewing its commitment with all the previous loyal and satisfied customers. [...]

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Carbon offsetting programme applicants fall short of meeting criteria for CORSIA scheme, finds study

None of the 14 carbon offsetting programmes that have applied for eligibility under ICAO’s CORSIA currently perform well against the most important criteria stipulated by the scheme, according to a paper prepared for the German environment ministry by Öko-Institut and others. Some applicants hardly meet any of the emissions unit criteria (EUC) and are unlikely to be even considered carbon offsetting programmes. The report recommends that programmes should only be approved by ICAO once they have adopted the necessary standards and procedures to satisfy all EUCs. The approval process and the environmental integrity of CORSIA would be greatly facilitated if the current UN climate conference in Madrid adopted rules that explicitly addressed offset credits under the scheme. ICAO’s Technical Advisory Body (TAB) is due to submit recommendations on eligible programmes to the ICAO Council’s next Session in March. [...]

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An overview of CORSIA for African airlines, by VERIFAVIA

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) […]

Africa Wings Magazine

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>  Read Africa Wings Magazine

The VERIFAVIA team is available for any questions you may have about this newsletter or other ETS and CORSIA related issues.

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