Lagos — Nigeria has joined the global aviation community in mitigating the impact of carbon emissions on the environment.
To this end, the country has developed and submitted its State Action Plan to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for the implementation of the Carbon Dioxide (CO2)Emissions Mitigation Measures and Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) which takes off in 2021.
Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Muhtar Usman, disclosed this while declaring open a seminar on the Development of States' Action Plans on CO2 Emissions Reduction activities.
The DG explained that NCAA has also voluntarily notified ICAO that it will join the CORSIA implementation from the outset, during the pilot phase from 2021.
He said aviation has contributed greatly to the pollution of the environment but the world has come up with technological solutions to mitigate the effect of aviation emissions on the environment.
The D-G, Air Transport of African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), recalled that in 2016 all AFCAC member states were tasked to develop and submit to ICAO, their States' Action Plans on CO2 emissions reduction measures before June, 2018, adding that the secretariat was mandated to implement the task through liaison with ICAO and other stakeholders.