Carbon Markets and Aviation (classroom)

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About the course

This course will provide a brief history of airlines’ and IATA’s action to address climate, as well as the evolution of CORSIA (Carbon Offset and Reductions Scheme for International Aviation) at ICAO. Within the context of aviation, we will also review both compliance and voluntary carbon markets, examine how carbon credits are created, the types and locations of carbon offset programs and projects, review the standards that exist for validation/verification of carbon credits, review the international standards and recommended practice that have been approved to date, by ICAO for CORSIA compliance, and understand how carbon offsets and allowances are bought and traded.

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Course code: TALL-24

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.


  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • Recommended level is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the salesperson in your region.

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Carbon Markets and Aviation (classroom)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
13 - 15 July, 2022
Register before 22 Jun, 2022 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 22 Jun
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148649
USD 878
USD 1,157
USD 1,299

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the current and future role of aviation in both voluntary and compliance carbon markets.
  • Identify how carbon offsets and allowances are bought, sold and retired for compliance purposes, as well as the role of Registries in these transactions.
  • Describe the roles of carbon offsets in CORSIA compliance, including the requirements on emissions reports and emission units cancellation report.
  • Develop a CORSIA compliance strategy for your airline, including compliance options, internal stakeholders, timing,

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Aviation’s impact on climate change and efforts to mitigate emissions
  • Existing regulatory requirements for GHG associated with Aviation, EU ETS, carbon taxes + voluntary actions
  • ICAO’s regulatory requirement, Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).
  • Voluntary and compliance carbon markets and carbon offsets
  • Accessing and retiring carbon offsets for compliance and voluntary offsetting purposes

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Environment, compliance, and corporate strategy managers
  • Government affairs, marketing, and communication mangers
  • Government agencies

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. 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:

Environmental Sustainability Practitioner Diploma

You will learn through a hands-on course how to design a sustainability strategy, explore more about environmental management systems and gain a good understanding of how carbon markets work, all of which are key elements in reducing a company’s environmental impact.

  • English

Environmental Sustainability Expert Diploma

Build on your environmental and sustainability knowledge with this in-depth aviation-focused diploma. Three mandatory courses have been developed especially to take your expertise to the next level.

  • English

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