Tuesday, December 14, 2021

CO2 emissions from Civil Aviation: CORSIA offsetting requirements to be applicable from 2027 for Indian Operators

In the 39th General Assembly, ICAO decided to implement a Global Market Based Measure (GMBM) scheme in the form of Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) to address CO2 emissions from international civil aviation.

The measures taken towards implementation of CORSIA in India are as follows:

1. DGCA has issued Civil Aviation Requirements on "CORSIA" after consultation with the stakeholders.

2. DGCA has issued guidance material for airline operators and other stakeholders for a better understanding of the design elements of CORSIA.

3. DGCA in association with International Air Transport Association (IATA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has carried out various workshops and seminars/training for the industry to sensitize them on CORSIA requirements.

4. DGCA has worked in close coordination with National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) to empanel two verification bodies to carry out verification activities on CORSIA for the airlines.

For Indian Operators, the CORSIA offsetting requirements will be applicable from 2027 viz. from the Mandatory (Second)  phase of the CORSIA implementation. India has filed reservations at the 40th ICAO Assembly in 2019 regarding the current structure of CORSIA. The matter has been taken up at the Council level through the Representative of India at ICAO Council. The matter has also been taken up with like-minded countries in consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry Of Civil Aviation (Gen. (Dr) V. K.Singh Retd) in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

14/12/21 IIFL Securities

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