CORSIA: IATA to continue discussions on India joining initiative during voluntary stage


Airlines’ grouping IATA will continue discussions with the Indian government on the country joining the global initiative to reduce emission in the aviation sector during the voluntary stage, according to an official.

The Carbon Offsetting and Reporting Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) was agreed upon by various countries in 2016. The scheme — which will be implemented in five phases from 2021 to 2035 — seeks to reduce emission in the aviation sector by way of carbon offsetting mechanism.

“We will continue our discussions with the Indian government and hopefully see India join the scheme in its early years on a voluntary basis,” Michael Gill, Director of Aviation Environment at IATA, told PTI earlier this month. Read More

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