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Agenda Day 1


Learn from CORSIA MRV Experts

Learn from Carbon Market Experts
Learn from Alternative Fuel Experts
Be Prepared!
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08:45 – 10:00 Registration & Light Breakfast Buffet
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome address
10:10 – 10:30 Keynote opening address
10:30 – 11:20 Panel Discussion

Is the aviation industry ready for the introduction of CORSIA requirements in 2019?

  • What is the industry doing to prepare for the new MRV rules that take effect from 1 January?
  • What are the industry’s views on CORSIA progress at ICAO? Does it have concerns?
  • Does industry feel countries are doing enough to prepare for CORSIA introduction?
  • Is industry confident that CORSIA will be the only market-based measure for dealing with emissions from international aviation as more countries introduce carbon taxes and the Aviation EU ETS possibly set to continue after 2021
  • Are countries doing enough to mitigate the aircraft emissions they themselves are responsible for, eg air navigation, policy support for biofuels
  • In view of the industry’s own 2050 carbon reduction target, should ICAO be moving quicker to adopt a long-term strategy that can achieve it?

Speakers to be confirmed

11:20 – 11:40 Presentation
11:40 – 12:30 Panel Discussion

What are the challenges facing countries in implementing CORSIA regulations?

  • Are governments ready for implementing CORSIA MRV?
  • What enforcement mechanisms can regulators use to ensure compliance by aircraft operators? Are CORSIA SARPs legally binding on countries and operators?
  • Are countries happy with ICAO discussions over the criteria of emissions units and sustainable fuels? Are countries bound by the criteria rules?
  • What more can be done to encourage countries that haven’t already done so to join CORSIA from the voluntary phases? What are the reasons for the BRIC countries not so far participating?
  • Does CORSIA as it stands deliver the promise of carbon-neutral growth from 2020 and meet the required sustainability safeguards necessary to achieve it?

Speakers to be confirmed

12:30 – 14:00 Networking & Buffet Lunch
14:00 – 14:45 Panel Discussion

With the introduction of CORSIA, is it still necessary to include aviation emissions in the EU ETS and national tax regimes?

  • What is the current position of the European Commission on the future of the EU ETS and aviation?
  • Can the EU ETS and CORSIA co-exist post-2020?
  • Is complying with both the EU ETS and CORSIA an unfair burden on airlines and aircraft operators?
  • The case for and against countries introducing or continuing with taxes on aviation emissions

Speakers to be confirmed

14:45 – 15:00 Presentation

Outstanding issues on CORSIA still to be decided at ICAO

Part 1: Alternative aviation fuels

  • How are sustainable alternative fuels defined as being eligible under CORSIA SARPs?
  • Why have lower-carbon fossil aviation fuels been included as eligible?
  • Why has there been no agreement at ICAO on the criteria principles for sustainable aviation fuels?
15:00 – 15:45 Panel Discussion

Outstanding issues on CORSIA still to be decided at ICAO

Part 2: Emission units

  • What is the current position at ICAO on the eligibility criteria for emissions units?
  • What criteria and types of units would the carbon markets like to see adopted by ICAO?
  • How do negotiations at UNFCCC affect CORSIA eligibility criteria?

Speakers to be confirmed

15:45 – 16:15 Networking & Refreshment Break
16:15 – 16:45 Presentation
16:45 – 17:30 Panel Discussion

Engaging the passenger in sustainable travel

  • What is the future for airline passenger carbon offset programmes?
  • What innovations can be introduced to encourage better take-up?
  • How does the travel industry engage with the customer on sustainability?
  • Should the air transport and tourism sectors work closer together on the issue?

Speakers to be confirmed

17:30 – 19:30 Networking & Cocktail Reception
Note: content, timings and speakers subject to change at any time.
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