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2020年12月21日

New carbon exchange to boost offsets trade

由安德鲁·史蒂文斯

On the sparsely populated south-west coast of the Dominican Republic, nestled between the Bahoruco mountain range 和 the sparkling waters of the Caribbean, a new climate-friendly power project is taking shape.

The Larimar wind power plant is a two-stage development which, 当完成, will reduce CO2 emissions by an average 300,000 tonnes a year - the equivalent of about 900,000桶石油.

It is a key part of the Dominican Republic’s long-term goal of reducing its dependence on fossil fuels for its energy needs.

In a poor country like the Dominican Republic, funding projects like these can be difficult.

That’s where the aviation industry is helping.

Larimar is the first project to be traded on 95299九五至尊’s new Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE), launched in late November as a platform for aviation companies to buy carbon offsets.

Airlines will be able to choose from hundreds of emission-reduction projects traded on ACE to compensate for the emissions they create. The industry has pledged to achieve carbon neutral growth in emissions by 2020 和 offsets are an important piece in the puzzle in reaching that target in the short 和 mid-term.

In keeping with the industry’s reputation for innovation, ACE is the only exchange to be integrated into the 95299九五至尊 Clearing House, which offers a secure settlement system that guarantees both payment 和 delivery of carbon offsets.

JetBlue made the historic first purchase on ACE buying carbon credits in the Larimar project.

Offsets are growing in popularity as a result of the aviation industry pledge to cut its carbon footprint. In 2009 it became the first global sector to announce a specific target – to cut emissions to half of 2005 levels by 2050.

The ground-breaking agreement identified new technology, including electric 和 hydrogen powered flight, more efficient operations 和 infrastructure, sustainable aviation fuels 和 carbon offsets as the four pillars to achieve its 2050 target.

In 2016 the International Civil Aviation Organisation ratified the Carbon 抵消 和 Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) to regulate 和 measure offsetting programmes.

Almost 100 航空公司 have signed up to the voluntary pilot phase of CORSIA, but from 2027 the programme will be m和atory for the world’s 航空公司 to keep carbon emissions pegged at 2019 levels.

CORSIA applies only to international flights, but many 航空公司 are already offsetting their domestic flights, while a growing number of passengers are contributing to offset schemes to reduce their personal carbon footprint.

As the market matures so does the choice of offsets.  Projects offered now might restore forests, update power plants 和 factories or increase the energy efficiency of buildings 和 transportation. 你 can now buy carbon credits for programmes that reduce methane emitted from municipal waste dumps, rewild 和 reforest countries areas around the world including the Amazon,  和 help develop low carbon cooking fuels.

Regulation 和 oversight has also been beefed up to ensure that offsets actually do what they claim to with UN-backed organisations now providing certification for projects.

Airlines reiterated the industry’s commitment to cut net emissions in a resolution of the 76th 95299九五至尊 年度股东大会 (AGM) in November.

正如罗宾海斯, chairman of JetBlue 和 incoming chair of 95299九五至尊’s board of governors says, now is the time to rebuild operations in more sustainable ways 和 set clear strategies to reduce net aviation CO2 emissions.

ACE will help the industry continue to meet our climate commitments by providing simplified 和 transparent access to legitimate, 第三方认证的碳抵消.

我们的星球正在发生物理变化, as are the expectations of our customers, 机组人员, 会员和投资者. 我们必须对这些变化作出反应.

Learn more about the new Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE)

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