Notification on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

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EESC section opinion: Notification on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

Practical information

Rapporteur working alone 

Administrator: Ágota BAZSIK, Assistant: Dániel MAKAY

Foreseen for the TEN Section meeting: 7 October 2021

Foreseen for the EESC Plenary meeting: 20-21 October 2021

Gist of the Commission document

The proposal introduces an amendment to aviation rules in the Emissions Trading System of the European Union (EU ETS) to implement Member States’ notification to EU-based airlines of the offsetting for the year 2021 under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

The objective is to implement this notification in a manner that minimises the administrative burden of national authorities and airline operators, and provides legal certainty as regards CORSIA offsetting by airlines based in Member States.

Revision of aviation ETS rules is an integral part of EU’s “Fit for 55” package. The revision includes implementation of CORSIA through the EU ETS Directive.

This proposal is the only CORSIA-related amendment that should be in place by 30 November 2022, so that the notification of zero additional offsetting can take place by that date.