The European Commission is increasing the pressure on national governments to quickly clarify their support for both the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and the ICAO-driven Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).
The Commission wants EU member states to agree a common position on the latest CORSIA rules by 1 December, before tackling more tasks in 2019.
Pilot and initial phases of the voluntary CORSIA scheme cover the period 2021–26, followed by mandatory participation by all 192 ICAO countries from 2027.
Speaking in Brussels on 5 November on condition of anonymity, EU transport and environmental officials said there “is much [work] needed” to reconcile ETS with CORSIA rules, to make the latter operational.
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