The Council on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (CoSAFA) has introduced its Methodology for SAF Environmental Attribute Transactions, a first step in establishing recognised procedures for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) accounting and auditing to support global book and claim systems.
The guidance details the information and procedures necessary for individual book and claim systems to transparently and credibly transact SAF’s associated environmental benefits.
Capt. Claude Hurley, director, environment & flight operations at the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), said: “The transition to SAF will be the greatest contributor to business aviation achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
“Book and claim systems are required for wider SAF uptake, especially in areas where it’s not yet readily available. We applaud CoSAFA’s efforts to develop this transparent, credible B&C accounting and auditing methodology.”
With the aviation industry working to reduce emissions in a difficult-to-decarbonise sector and limited SAF supply, book and claim systems help create global access to the environmental benefits of innovative fuels, while maintaining the environmental integrity of SAF by using it closest to production.
CoSAFA’s methodology helps ensure the environmental claims made by using SAF within book and claim systems are both credible and transparent by creating a basic set of fair rules.
“IATA and its airline members have committed to a net-zero target by 2050 and SAF plays a significant role in achieving that. To scale up SAF use, we need robust book and claim systems that are agnostic, credible, and provide the necessary level of transparency,” said Daniel Chereau, assistant director climate policy, International Air Transport Association (IATA).
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