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International Civil Aviation Day: Carbon offsets for aviation are a false climate solution

6 Dec, 2021

Airplanes and the slogan "Run Forests, Run! No Carbon Offsets for Aviation"

Today is International Civil Aviation Day and we’re launching a second case study on the false solutions that the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) is basing its climate strategy on. Rather than reducing flying, the industry is betting on carbon offsets and biofuels to tackle its emissions, both of which can have significant impacts on communities, forests and the climate. “Arauco’s Valdivia biomass power station: carbon emissions and conflicts with Indigenous communities in Chile” looks at a Clean Development Mechanism …

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