Agenda 2019

Learn from CORSIA MRV
Learn from Carbon Offsetting
Learn from Alternative Fuel

Be Informed!
Be Prepared!


The content and timings in this provisional agenda are subject to change

Monday 4 November


08.45 – 10.00 Registration, light buffet breakfast, networking
10.00 – 10.10 Opening
10.10 – 10.30 Keynote Presentation
10.30 – 11.15 Session 1: Aviation leadership

  • Are industry leaders doing enough to convince the public, investors and policymakers that they are taking responsibility for climate leadership?
  • Does the industry long-term goal need revisiting in the light of the move towards net zero emissions by 2050?
  • What technology developments and policy support are needed if the current long-term goal is to be met?

Jonathon Counsell, Group Head of Sustainability, International Airlines Group
Michael Gill, Executive Director, Air Transport Action Group

11.15 – 11.45 Presentation 1: Decarbonising aviation

Andrew Watt, Head of Environment, EUROCONTROL

11.45 – 12.30 Session 2: The view from ICAO

  • Update on progress at ICAO on final implementation elements of CORSIA. What has happened over the past year and what is still outstanding?
  • What can be done to persuade more countries, including China and India, to join CORSIA from the start?
  • What were the outcomes from the ICAO 40th Assembly?
  • What is the position of ICAO States on a long-term goal on emissions?

Victor M. Aguado, Permanent Representative of Spain on the ICAO Council
Chris Lyle, CEO, Air Transport Economics
Annie Petsonk, International Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund
Dan Williams, Office of Environment and Energy, Federal Aviation Administration
Moderator: Christopher Surgenor, Editor & Publisher, GreenAir Online

12.30 – 14.00 Hot Buffet Lunch
Information Session
14.00 – 14.45 Session 3: Europe and CORSIA

  • What is the current position within the European institutions and industry on the future of aviation’s inclusion in the EU ETS?
  • What has been the impact of soaring carbon allowance prices on airlines?
  • What are the implications for EU ETS post-Brexit and the position of the UK?
  • Why are a number of European countries looking to impose further measures on airline emissions and are they right to do so?
  • What are the cost implications for airlines?

Jakob Graichen, Senior Researcher, Energy & Climate, Oeko-Institut
Damien Meadows, Adviser, DG CLIMA, European Commission (TBC)
Andrew Murphy, Aviation Manager, Transport & Environment
Moderator: Africa Abajas Bermejillo, Head of Aviation Services, Vertis

14.45 – 15.05 Presentation 2: European airports commitment to net zero emissions by 2050

Marina Bylinsky, Head of Sustainability, ACI EUROPE

15.05 – 15.50 Session 4: Sustainable aviation fuels – Part 1

  • Is the pace of development of sustainable aviation fuels moving fast enough?
  • How can it be accelerated? What new advanced fuel technologies are on the horizon?

Keith Bushell, UK Stakeholder Manager, Environmental Affairs, Airbus
Steve Csonka, Executive Director, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative
Bruce Parry, Senior Environment Manager, European Business Aviation Association
Stephen Wetmore, Business Development Director, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials
Moderator: Angela Foster-Rice, Principal, Aerial Consulting

15.50 – 16.20 Refreshment Break & Networking
16.20 – 17.05 Session 5: Airline experience of CORSIA

  • With the first year of airlines monitoring CO2 emissions under CORSIA nearly completed, how have they managed?
  • How are they getting ready for reporting and verification?
  • What approach are they adopting to purchasing carbon offsets?

Michel Adam, Senior Manager, Aviation Environment, International Air Transport Association
Andy Kershaw, Environment Manager, British Airways
Keith Lawless, Senior Director, Environment, ETS, and Strategic Projects, Air Transat
Moderator: Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia

17.05 – 17.30 Presentation 3: The Greta effect: public perception and industry action

  • Climate change activism is on the rise across the world with aviation a particular target. How should the industry react?
  • Mainstream media coverage on the harmful impacts of flying is now commonplace. Passenger carbon offsetting is being called into question. How should the industry respond to the risks of reputational damage?
  • What role should environmental and civil society groups play?

Tim Johnson, Director, Aviation Environment Federation



Tuesday 5 November


08.15 – 09.00 Registration, light buffet breakfast, networking
09.00 – 09.05 Opening
09.05 – 09.30 Presentation 4: Setting a new pathway to reduce aviation’s climate impact

A recent study of the global CO2 inventory for aviation showed emissions currently rising 70% faster than projections. As a matter of urgency, governments and the aviation sector must therefore come up with a long-term strategy to enable a ‘zero climate impact’ by 2050 that is consistent with Paris accord objectives. What is the vision of environmental groups represented at ICAO on how to set this goal?

Dan Rutherford, Program Director, International Council on Clean Transportation

09.30 – 09.55 Presentation 5: CORSIA eligible units

  • What is the ICAO Technical Advisory Board and why it does it play such an important role in the process of determining the CORSIA Eligible Emissions Units?
  • When will the decision be made on which offsets will be eligible under CORSIA?
  • Vintage, timeframe, start date – semantics or key issues?

Eva Weightman, Relationship Manager, International Emissions Trading Association

09.55 – 10.40 Session 7: The UNFCCC and market mechanisms

  • What progress is being made at UNFCCC on market mechanisms and will there be an agreed outcome at COP25?
  • What is the future for the CDM? What is the likely impact on CORSIA?

Perumal Arumugam, Team Lead, Sustainable Development Mechanisms Programme, UNFCCC
Stefano De Clara, Director, International Policy, International Emissions Trading Association
Gilles Dufrasne, Policy Officer, Carbon Pricing, Carbon Market Watch

10.40 – 11.10 Refreshment Break & Networking
11.10 – 12.05 CORSIA and the Carbon Markets – Part 1

Practical considerations for airlines participating in CORSIA

  • How and where to buy carbon offsets
  • Market dynamics and trends
  • Managing a portfolio of carbon projects
12.05 – 12.50 CORSIA and the Carbon Markets – Part 2

The increasing role of technology and new platforms

  • Platforms and solutions to deliver CORSIA and aviation sustainability
  • How block-chain can help airlines with CORSIA and voluntary offsetting?
12.50 – 14.15 Hot Buffet Lunch
Information Sessions
14.15 – 15.15 CORSIA and the Carbon Markets – Part 3

  • The role of ‘Natural Climate Solutions’ in CORSIA and airline voluntary offset programmes.
  • Can ‘Natural Climate Solutions’ support airline corporate sustainability goals and their efforts to address societal concerns?
15.15 – 15.30 Short Refreshment Break
15.30 – 15.35 CORSIA MRV Workshop

Introduction by Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia

15.35 – 16.00 CORSIA MRV Workshop – Part 1:

CORSIA Reporting

  • CORSIA compliance: Next steps and deadlines
  • CORSIA Emissions Report templates and how to prepare your report

Beata Kusova, Aviation & Airports Director, Verifavia

16.00 – 16.35 CORSIA MRV Workshop – Part 2:

ICAO CERT and Support Facility (tbc)

  • CERT and report generation
  • New support facility functionalities

Stefano Mancini, ETS Support Facility Manager, EUROCONTROL

16.00 – 17.25 CORSIA MRV Workshop – Part 3:

CORSIA Verification

  • The CORSIA 3-step verification process
  • How to conduct internal pre-verification
  • How to select a verifier
  • How to prepare for independent third-party verification

Beata Kusova, Verifavia

17.25 – 17.45 CORSIA MRV Workshop – Part 4:

  • Summary of CORSIA
  • Q&A

Julien Dufour & Beata Kusova, Verifavia

18:00 End of ‘Aviation Carbon 2019’ !


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