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Carbon Trading for Aviation (Classroom, 2 days)

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Understand Emissions Trading System (ETS) in the European Union. Learn about cap and trade, carbon trading mechanisms, and carbon markets dynamics and strategies.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 2 days (16 hours)
Recommended level: Professional
Prerequisites: none

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Assess the impact of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) on the aviation industry
  • Identify available carbon trading mechanisms
  • Analyze carbon market dynamics, strategies and pricing
  • Respond to renewable fuel mandates and minimum sustainability criteria

Course content

  • Aviation in the EU ETS: prices and price drivers
  • Airline strategy and trading: pricing dynamics, carbon as a fuel, hedging
  • Making Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) work for airlines: PR triumphs and pitfalls
  • Post-2012 politics and new mechanisms
  • Outlook to 2020: EU aviation and ETS

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Environment managers
  • Finance managers
  • Airline managers
  • Industry members interested in carbon trading for the aviation industry

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

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About IATA Classroom Training
We train more than 10,000 aviation professionals annually through our global network of IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partners, and in private in-company sessions. Our 200+ classroom courses are developed using IATA’s unique industry insight and delivered by IATA Instructors, experts in their fields. More

Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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