CORSIA Carbon Offsetting

CORSIA Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation

TUV SUD is an ICAO-approved, independent third-party verifier for CORSIA emissions verification

TUV SUD is an ICAO-approved, independent third-party verifier for CORSIA emissions verification

If you are an aeroplane operator and operate in a country that is a part of the volunteering ICAO member states, you will have to report your international aviation emissions and have them verified by an independent third-party, ICAO-approved verifier.  CORSIA becomes mandatory for all ICAO member states from 2027.  

TUV SUD is an ICAO-approved, independent third-party verifier for CORSIA emissions verification. Upon a successful audit, we will provide a verification statement which can be used to meet your emissions verification requirements under CORSIA. 

Contact us today if you would like to discuss your requirements. 


What is CORSIA? 

The Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, commonly referred to by the acronym "CORSIA", is an international obligation set forth by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). It aims to reduce the emissions from international aviation to improve the sustainability of the aviation industry. Under CORSIA obligations, aeroplane operators who emit more than 10,000 carbtonnes of COequivalent (tCO2e) annually from international flights must report emissions and offset their emissions that cannot be reduced by technological, operational, and infrastructure advances. 

From the 1st of January 2019, aeroplane operators had to monitor, report, and verify their emissions on an annual basis. Starting with the pilot phase, aeroplane operators could offset their emissions. 

CORSIA has 3 phases (including the pilot phase): 

Pilot phase (2021-2023): Applies to volunteering countries (called member states) that are part of the ICAO. Volunteering member states may report and offset their carbon emissions. 

First phase (2024-2026): Applies to volunteering member states. Volunteering member states from the pilot phase and any other member states that want to participate in the scheme may report and offset their carbon emissions. 

Second phase (2027-2035): Applies to all member states. Reporting and offsetting emissions becomes mandatory: 

1) an individual share of international flights >0.5% of total Revenue Tonne Kilometer (RTK) in 2018 or 

2) a cumulative share in the list of states (sorted by highest to the lowest) reaches 90% of total RTKs (excluding Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Land Locked Developing Countries (LLDCs) unless they volunteer) 

What is the aim of CORSIA? 

As both domestic and international aviation account for approximately two percent of global anthropogenic CO2 emissions, CORSIA aims for: 

  • An average improvement in fuel efficiency of 1.5% per year from 2009 to 2020; 
  • A cap on net aviation CO2 emissions from 2020 (carbon-neutral growth); and 
  • A reduction in net aviation CO2 emissions of 50% by 2050, relative to 2005 levels.

CORSIA is just one pillar of a four-pillar strategy to achieve the above goals. The four pillars are: 

  • Improved technology, including the deployment of sustainable low-carbon fuels; 
  • More efficient aircraft operations; 
  • Infrastructure improvements, including modernized air traffic management systems; and 
  • A single global market-based measure, to fill the remaining emissions gap (CORSIA). 

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