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Webinar: Civil Society Perspectives on CORSIA

Thursday, 29th of August
4 to 6 pm (CEST)

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has come up with a new scheme to avoid having to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and reduce aviation: CORSIA – Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation.

Under the global CORSIA scheme, airlines can purchase carbon offsets (including ones from forest projects which can threaten the livelihoods and rights of forest dependent peoples) and use aviation biofuels (likely to rely on palm oil and palm oil products if used on a large scale) – and thereby proclaim aviation growth to be ‘carbon neutral’. The scheme might undermine other regional measures to effectively reduce aviation’s climate impact.

The next ICAO Assembly on CORSIA will take place in Montreal end of September 2019, where important decisions will be taken. The webinar led by Biofuelwatch and Stay Grounded will explain the current discussions in the CORSIA process and indicate ways to resist the problematic scheme.

Speakers
Rachel Smolker, Biofuelwatch
Gilles Dufrasne, Carbon Market Watch
Anthony Garoufalis-Auger, Rapid Decarbonization Group

Please register here until Thursday, 29th of August, 12:00 (UTC+2)