The Aviation Sector
The aviation sector produces about 2.4% of global CO2 emissions, of which 81% come from passenger flights (data from the International Council for Clean Transport).
The ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) guidelines set as a minimum, a 1.5% reduction in annual emissions through the efficiency of the existing fleet and the development of studies and research of new fuels, as well as the development of zero-emission electric aircraft.
This path of reduction through low- and zero-carbon technologies is supported by offset emissions through the use of certified carbon credits. Industry studies point out that most passengers prefer companies that already compensate for their emissions.
CORSIA (Carbon Compensation and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation) is an international program approved in 2018 by ICAO that aims to stabilize CO2 emissions at 2020 levels, requiring companies to offset their emissions growth after 2020.
The issues that are requested to be compensated under CORSIA are those covered by the Paris Agreement, i.e. international flights, as domestic flights are included in the actions of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
Beginning in 2027, participation in CORSIA will become mandatory for most states.
PlanetaLindo supports airlines in their participation in CORSIA, guiding them in the purchase of carbon credits from projects admitted to this program or developing white brand projects that will serve to compensate for their excess emissions in the coming years.