Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation

Locations & Dates
Schiphol-Rijk Netherlands
14 February 2020 Available
04 September 2020 Available
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€ 595.00


The concern over man’s impact on the environment is now a major focus of public and political attention. Climate change is probably the most serious of these impacts and is the subject of much debate and action at the international level. This includes the development of various technical, legislative and economic measures to reduce global emissions. Market-based measures (MBMs) are part of this latter category and seek to provide an economic incentive for emissions reduction.

Like every other sphere of industry, the civil aviation sector faces calls to reduce its own emissions and thus its contribution to climate change. In parallel with development of the necessary technical and operational improvements, both regulators and industry have seen the adoption of MBMs as an effective complementary instrument. Following consideration of various measures, ICAO has recently agreed to introduce the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

This training course therefore seeks to give a brief introduction to the subject of MBMs for aviation emissions reduction and to then concentrate on the design and implementation of the CORSIA scheme.

Course Content

Introduction to MBMs:


  • Definition
  • Types (voluntary agreements, levies, emissions trading, carbon offsetting)
  • Development of ICAO policy



  • ICAO Resolution A39-3
  • Implementation phases
  • Scope of application incl. routes covered by the scheme and exemptions
  • Calculation of offsetting requirements for the different implementation phases
  • Monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV)
  • Emissions Unit Criteria (EUC)
  • Registries
  • Current status and next steps

This main section of the course will include practice exercises on certain of the key design features of CORSIA, in particular on defining routes covered by the scheme and the calculation of offsetting requirements. These exercises will enable participants to consolidate the knowledge gained in the relevant part of the course.


Learning Objectives

On completion of the course, participants will have an understanding of the various types of MBM and the development of ICAO policy on their use to reduce aviation emissions. More specifically, they will have knowledge of the CORSIA scheme and the reasons for its selection by ICAO as the preferred MBM for the reduction of international aviation emissions, together with the opportunity to practice certain activities related to the implementation of the scheme.


Given that the exercises on CORSIA provide the means for participants to consolidate their understanding of its features, an end-of-course examination is not considered appropriate. However, an optional brief multiple-choice examination is available for interested participants who wish to further test the knowledge gained as a result of the course.

Who should take this course

The course is particularly relevant to those government or industry staff having responsibility for environmental management and/or sustainable development, the implementation of the CORSIA scheme and the associated financial/accounting activity.


No previous knowledge of MBMs or CORSIA is required. The course is given in English and will include the opportunity for discussion on issues arising from the content – indeed this is encouraged. Participants should therefore have a good command of the English language and a basic knowledge of civil aviation.


One day, starting at 9:00 and ending at approximately 17:00.

Locations & Dates
JAA TO Schiphol-Rijk, NL Netherlands
14 February 2020 Available
04 September 2020 Available
€ 595.00