SCC is offering accreditation to participants in a global scheme to monitor, report and verify greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international aviation, after signing a memorandum of understanding with Transport Canada.
The new initiative is part of SCC’s accreditation program for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies. Participants in this sub-program will be expected to meet the ISO standard for the broader program, as well as requirements from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) — a UN specialized agency established in 1944 to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention). ICAO has 193 Member States including Canada.
The ICAO requirements of SCC’s new accreditation are detailed in ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). CORSIA supports ICAO’s goal to stabilize net carbon dioxide emissions from international aviation at 2020 levels, despite the projected increase in air traffic. Aviation accounts for approximately two per cent of global CO2 emissions produced by human activity, according to ICAO.
SCC’s ICAO-CORSIA sub-program is being developed with Transport Canada. The federal department published its CORSIA regulation in November 2018, with requirements applicable to a number of Canadian air operators to monitor, report and verify greenhouse gas emissions from international flights starting January 1, 2019. This creates demand for CORSIA verification services by accredited organizations.
SCC is the only accreditation body in Canada offering internationally recognized accreditation in accordance with ISO 14065:2013. Validation and verification bodies from around the world seek our accreditation as proof that their work is in line with the most current national and international standards and regulations.
SCC welcomes enquiries about ICAO-CORSIA accreditation at email@example.com. We can accredit organizations based inside or outside Canada.