“Today’s decision is the result of a robust assessment of emissions units programmes against a set of criteria agreed by ICAO member states,” said Salvatore Sciacchitano, president of the UN body’s council after a vote on Friday. “It will ensure that CORSIA is both practical and robust, and represents an important environmental milestone.”
The CORSIA scheme is intended to cap net aviation emissions at 2019-2020 levels, with any subsequent increases covered by the purchase of credits related to schemes such as tree planting or clean energy developments.
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