CORSIA will begin in 2021 with a voluntary pilot phase that will last until 2023. During this phase airlines must compensate any additional emissions compared with the baseline years of 2019-2020 for routes between ICAO states participating in CORSIA.
Submitting the monitoring plan
In order to determine the amount of emissions generated in 2019 and 2020 all airlines with international flights must report their emissions. Airlines that have been allocated to The Netherlands are advised to submit their monitoring plan to the Dutch Emissions Authority by 28th of February at the latest. The European Commission has created a dedicated monitoring plan template (nr.2bis) for the monitoring of emissions for both CORSIA and EU-ETS. Airlines must report their 2019 CORSIA emissions by 31st May 2020 at the latest.
Monitoring rules for CORSIA
The monitoring rules for CORSIA are defined in the SARPS. The rules are however not directly enforceable and will therefore be translated into European law by the European Commission. These rules are not yet definitive but are available in a draft version. The same monitoring rules will apply for the monitoring of your CORSIA flights as apply for the EU-ETS for flights between countries within the EU and between EU countries and third countries. It is recommended to use the same monitoring method for your CORSIA flights between third countries. The monitoring plan template provides further information on how to monitor your CORSIA flights. You can find further information on this topic here.