Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

Analysis: Aviation Industry Coronavirus Bailouts Contradict Governments' Climate Commitments

Read time: 17 mins

Is the chance for a green recovery flying by?

Despite governments around the world claiming they want to support low-carbon industries in the wake of COVID-19, many have prioritised airlines and plane manufacturers for bailouts with no green strings attached — giving or lending money to some of the world’s biggest polluters.

Aviation Industry Efforts to Weaken Climate Obligations Could Lead to More Stringent Regulation

Read time: 5 mins

The UN's aviation agency is this week expected to approve a rule change that would weaken the industry's obligation to cut its greenhouse gas emissions. But the decision could ultimately lead to the EU implementing more stringent requirements on aviation emissions, MEPs and campaigners say.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is considering a proposal to change the baseline of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), in a move that will further weaken a policy already considered by many to be not fit for purpose. The change would in effect remove the obligation for airlines to offset any emissions under the scheme for up to five or six years according to several analyses. 

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