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ICAO's CORSIA - June 2020 Newsletter


CORSIA Deadline Update

The long-awaited 31st May 2020 deadline for the submission of the 2019 Emissions Report to the State Authority is now behind us!

We are very pleased and honoured to announce that we have successfully completed CORSIA verification for 123 aeroplane operators from 46 countries. We wish to thank our operators for their hard work all along the process, and we wish to extend our congratulations to them for this achievement!

However, due to the COVID-19 crisis and extended submission deadlines in many countries, the process is continuing for the 83 operators that we are still auditing.

Click here to see the list of Authorities that have extended the submission deadline.

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Impact of COVID-19 on CORSIA: will the baseline change?

As per the SARPs, the CORSIA baseline is calculated as the average of international emissions in the years 2019 and 2020. However, because of the significant impact of the COVID-19 crisis on international traffic and related emissions, the baseline is now expected to be much lower than originally envisaged when CORSIA was designed.

Some call on ICAO to change the rule and only use the year 2019 as the baseline. As it may take several years for the traffic to come back to pre-COVID-19 levels, this may result in no offsetting obligations during several years, which would de facto delay the implementation of CORSIA.

Others call on ICAO not to change anything and keep the original baseline, which may result in a higher financial burden for the airlines than originally expected.

The 220th session of the ICAO Council is planned to meet this week to discuss this issue and other relevant matters.

Click here to learn more and make up your mind about this difficult and timely topic

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CORSIA MRV & CERT Webinars by VERIFAVIA - Read the slides and listen to video-recording

In April and May 2020, VERIFAVIA held a series of 8 webinars on CORSIA MRV and ICAO's CERT, including live demos of the Emissions Report (ER) template filling process and the ICAO's CERT.

Our webinars brought around 660 attendees (mainly aeroplane operators and regulatory authorities) from more than 80 countries.

Slides and video-recordings of the webinars are accessible here.

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Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping) and provider of hazardous materials preparation and maintenance services, celebrates its 10-year anniversary this month. This milestone is marked by achieving partnerships with more than 400 clients across the world, taking responsibility for Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) services for over 600 vessels, and working with seven of the top ten ship managers listed in Lloyd’s List in 2019.

From its inception in France, Verifavia has achieved impressive growth from its humble origins as a one-man-start-up in the aviation industry. Within ten years, Verifavia now provides independent environmental verification, certification and auditing services for aviation (airlines, business jets and helicopters), airports, and maritime transport worldwide. [...]

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ICAO receives eight more applications from carbon programmes seeking offset eligibility under CORSIA

ICAO has received eight applications from emissions unit programmes in the second round of assessments by its Technical Advisory Body (TAB), along with material updates to two applications in the first round. The public is invited to comment by June 26 on the new applications and updates, in particular regarding their alignment with ICAO’s emissions unit criteria (EUC). The programmes range from a project to supply geothermal-generated electricity to Kenya’s national grid to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a cooperative effort of 10 eastern US states to cap and reduce CO2 emissions from the power sector. The TAB’s assessment and recommendations are expected for consideration by the ICAO Council during its session in early November. A third round of applications is planned to begin in January 2021 [...]

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Verifavia is a worldwide independent environmental accredited verification, certification and auditing body for aviation (airlines and business jets), airports and maritime transport. Verifavia is the first and second verification company to announce accreditation for CORSIA, and the only one with triple accreditation.

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