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CORSIA - A Feasible Second Best Solution?

Wozny, Florian and Scheelhaase, Janina and Grimme, Wolfgang and Maertens, Sven (2022) CORSIA - A Feasible Second Best Solution? Applied Sciences, 12 (14), pp. 1-17. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/app12147054. ISSN 2076-3417.

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This paper studies the feasibility of CORSIA’s carbon neutral growth goal based on verifiedvcarbon offsetting. It is motivated by an ongoing general debate about the climate and regulatory integrity of carbon offsetting, thus systematically identifying critical carbon offset characteristics. Using registry data from the largest carbon offset verifiers eligible under CORSIA, we show that the majority of carbon offsets have minor climate integrity. This challenges CORSIA’s neutral growth objective. However, unconditional offset price differentials are only weak signals for climate integrity. To increase environmental effectiveness, a narrower scope of eligibility rules is necessary in order to ensure maximum compliance of projects and strengthen the necessary price effect of carbon offsets. However, it is highly questionable whether there is enough potential supply of offsets to ensure such high integrity, indicating that carbon offsetting should be considered as a transitory measure only.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/187534/
Document Type:Article
Title:CORSIA - A Feasible Second Best Solution?
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Wozny, FlorianFlorian.Wozny (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Scheelhaase, JaninaJanina.Scheelhaase (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Grimme, Wolfgangwolfgang.grimme (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8498-6281
Maertens, SvenSven.Maertens (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4618-0946
Date:13 July 2022
Journal or Publication Title:Applied Sciences
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.3390/app12147054
Page Range:pp. 1-17
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Series Name:Climate Impact of Aviation
Keywords:CORSIA; Aviation; Offsetting; Climate
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Ökonver II
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research > Air Transport Economics
Deposited By: Wozny, Florian
Deposited On:18 Jul 2022 14:29
Last Modified:20 Jul 2022 13:58

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