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What you need to do

After 2020, technological, infrastructure and operational efficiency measures will be complemented by the ICAO Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation – better known as “CORSIA”. The adoption of CORSIA by governments meeting at ICAO is the first climate measure of its type for any global industry and is a solution which will help airlines achieve carbon-neutral growth in a cost efficient way and avoid a complex patchwork of different schemes .

Airlines and other aircraft operators will need to start preparing for the implementation of this system and this website is here to help with resources and to answer questions as the CORSIA is developed. These pages will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

  • Your company is likely included in CORSIA

    If you operate international flights, you will be required to monitor and report your emissions. Flights on some routes may be exempt from offsetting requirements, but all airlines and operators must monitor and report the fuel use and emissions of all international flights. Have a look at the checklist to see if there are some things you can already start doing.

  • You will need to choose a focal point for CORSIA

    Each operator should choose a focal point to help ensure that you have all the information to comply with CORSIA with one dedicated person or department. This could be your environment, fuel, operations or finance department. Dedicated airline staff should register for updates at corsia@iata.org straightaway!

  • Operators will have obligations from 2018

    Whilst the scheme does not fully take effect until end 2020, all operators will need to monitor their emissions starting on 1 January 2019. Late next year, your airline will already need to submit a plan detailing how it will monitor fuel use to national authorities for approval. See the FAQ page for further details – this will be updated with more information as the ICAO process continues.

  • We are here to help

    The exact details of the scheme are still being decided by ICAO, but over the next few years, we will be helping operators to prepare for the implementation of CORSIA. Training courses, workshops and webinars will be supplemented with toolkits, handbooks and online tools to help operators prepare, plan for and comply with CORSIA. The resources page will be updated with more information as it is made available.