Notification on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)
European Economic and Social Committee
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.
Number of pages5p.
Referral: COM(2021) 567 final 2021/0204 COD
Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC as regards the notification of offsetting in respect of a global market-based measure for aircraft operators based in the Union [COM(2021) 567 final – 2021/0204 (COD)]
Article 192 and 304 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union