India to join international climate action in civil aviation from 2027

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India will join the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) and Long-Term Aspirational Goals (LTAG) from 2027.

An Overview of the News

  • This announcement was made in the meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Parliament of the Ministry of Civil Aviation under the chairmanship of Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.

  • ICAO has adopted several key ambitious targets, including a two percent annual fuel efficiency improvement by 2050, carbon neutral development, and net zero by 2050, all covered under CORSIA and LTAG.

  • India's Ministry of Civil Aviation stated that joining these measures from 2027 would help airlines from developing countries like India to achieve greater growth and avoid adverse financial consequences due to CORSIA.

  • The financial impact caused by offsetting will be borne by individual airlines based on their international operations, and CORSIA only applies to flights originating from one country to another.

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO):

  • It is a specialised agency of the United Nations and its primary function is to coordinate the principles and techniques of international air navigation.

  • The organisation is also responsible for promoting the planning and development of international air transport.

  • ICAO's mission is to ensure the safe and orderly development of the international aviation industry.

  • The organisation works with its member states to develop and implement policies and regulations related to air navigation and air transport.

  • ICAO also provides technical assistance and training to help its member states meet international aviation standards and regulations.

Established - 7 December 1944

Headquarters -Montreal, Canada

Carbon Offsetting and Mitigation Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA):

  • It is a global plan developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to reduce CO2 emissions from international flights.

  • It aims to achieve carbon-neutral growth for international flights by offsetting any increase in emissions through the purchase of carbon credits from eligible projects.

  • The plan has a phased implementation and includes all international flights, except to least developed countries, small island developing states and landlocked developing countries.

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