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Policies and regulations as necessary enablers for the ramp-up of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in ASEAN

From 11-12 October more than 250 ASEAN policy makers, aviation and fuel professionals participated in the hybrid Workshop on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Policy Development. The workshop, organised by the EU-SEA CCCA CORSIA Project and carried out in Bangkok, counted with EU, ASEAN and US experts to present the ongoing regulatory developments to scale up the production, distribution and use of SAF worldwide. The workshop focused on the necessary analysis and consultation steps to ensure the policies achieve their objectives of maximising the reduction of CO2 emissions, the economic growth of the countries and minimising the economic impact on the involved stakeholders and citizens.


Aviation is considered as a “hard-to-abate” sector due to its high energy intensity, the long lifetime of commercial aircrafts and the long timelines to introduce new technologies safely to the market. The use of SAF will contribute up to 70% to the reduction of CO2 emissions necessary to reach a net-zero sector by 2050 and will support the large reduction of non-CO2 emissions at the same time. However, to reach the required volumes of SAF to achieve this ambitious but necessary goal, States and global actors are required to mobilise large investments to materialise the production lines with the current technology. It will be necessary to continue with Research & Development efforts over new combination of feedstocks and production technologies to maximise the production of SAF and to minimise its cost.


Policies and regulations are necessary to provide certainty and clarity to the affected stakeholders, but also to reduce the risk for investors and financers. Policies and regulations are also important to strike the right balance between the sometimes competing objectives to be achieved: arriving to a net-zero economy by 2050, ensuring a level playing field for all stakeholders and minimising the economic impact of the energy transition for all the actors.


The workshop was the opportunity for ASEAN policy makers and aviation stakeholders to exchange on the challenges and opportunities for the ASEAN aviation sector, and to discuss how national or even regional policies would play a significant and necessary role.


Khun Sarun Bejanirat, Deputy General Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, opened the workshop acknowledging the challenges ahead but reflecting on the need to strengthen the collaboration with partner and stakeholders.


Mr Andreas Roettger, Head of Foreign Policy Instruments for Asia-Pacific from the EU Delegation to Thailand, congratulated the ASEAN member states for their efforts towards a more sustainable aviation system and offered the continuous support of the European Union, now under the reinforced collaboration framework of the ASEAN-EU Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement.

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The newly appointed EASA Representative for Singapore, David Waller (centre) and his colleagues Luigi Preti, Maintenance Organisation Approval Expert / EASA International Officer in Singapore (left) and Marisa Dharudyo, Assistant (right).

New EASA representative in Singapore to further strengthen partnership in the region.

David Waller has been appointed as the new Representative of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in Singapore to further strengthen the partnership between the European Union (EU) and civil aviation stakeholders in South East Asia, the Pacific and Australasia.

David’s objective is to support the EU’s partnership with both civil aviation authorities and the aviation industry in these regions. As well as supporting the EU in its outreach to regional stakeholders, he is similarly there to help regional stakeholders’ connect with the EU.

In particular his work will support the three EU-funded technical cooperation projects being implemented in South East Asia: the ARISE Plus Civil Aviation Project which supports ASEAN, the EU-South East Asia Aviation Partnership Project which supports safety and institutional relations, and the EU-SEA CCCA CORSIA project which mitigates the climate change impact of civil aviation.

David is located at the EASA Singapore Office, which is based at the EU delegation to Singapore, and which builds on the well-established partnership between EASA and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

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Regional Workshop on “Monitoring of CO2 Emissions in State Action Plan Mitigation Measures and Co-Benefits on Domestic component”

The hybrid workshop on 14-15 June with more than 160 participants from 10 Member States brought together Airlines, Aviation Authorities, Air Navigation Service Providers, Airports and the EASA Environment team to share experiences and best practices on monitoring CO2 Emissions in State Action Plans. 


All ASEAN Member States put significant efforts into their State Action Plans and achieved good progress, many of them with direct support from the CCCA CORSIA project. Vietnam, as host country, lead by example, as it already joined the CORSIA scheme, submitted a State Action Plan, incorporated electronic data collection and management systems into their processes and actively engaged with its stakeholders. Many other states followed the good example with comparable steps.

The workshop was a good opportunity to acknowledge the progress made and to further encourage the authorities to consolidate their SAP processes through active engagement with all aviation stakeholders and cross-border cooperation.  

The event was addressed in national online media “Vietnam Net Global”

25 - 27 Jan 2022


More than 300 participants joining a 3-day ASEAN Workshop on Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF)

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On 25-27 January 2022 the 2nd main regional workshop under the EU-SEA CCCA CORSIA project focusing on SAF was organized, following the Offsetting Workshop in 2021. The workshop aimed to enhance a mutual technical perspective on the value of SAF to decarbonize aviation now, on the necessary enablers to scale up the uptake of SAF in South-East Asia, and to facilitate establishing partnerships among interested parties. It will set the marking stone for additional activities to come under the EU-SEA CCCA CORSIA project on SAF, tailored around the feedback gathered throughout the workshop.


A variety of international actors from South-East Asia, Europe and the US, covering the entire SAF value chain from the aviation industry, academia & regulators, presented and discussed perspectives, aspirations, challenges and opportunities in the scaling up of SAF uptake. 


More than 300 participants from the 10 ASEAN Countries had the opportunity to learn from the experience of organizations with ongoing SAF initiatives and to ask direct questions to the different speakers showcasing their SAF activities during the 3-day workshop. 


SAF producers as Neste, Shell or World Energy, aircraft and engine manufactures as Airbus or Safran, International Organisations as IRENA, the World Economic Forum or RSB, aeroplane operators as Malaysia Airlines, academic institution as Politecnico di Torino, or regulators as EASA or CAAS, joined as speakers. Their expert contribution and their passion to share their journey on SAF have been essential to the success of the event.

2 - 6 Aug 2021

CORSIA to ASEAN Countries - Remote Training Week for NAB’s GHG Assessors

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An intensive week early August spread over 3 continents (US-EUR-SEA) and provided a first row of 5 training days for all ASEAN NAB GHG assessors under the EU-SEA CCCA CORSIA project, in 4 groups as per countries specific requirements:

day 1 / group 1 - Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam
day 2 / group 1 - Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam
day 3 / group 2 - Thailand
day 4 / group 2 - Thailand
day 5 / group 3 - Indonesia, Singapore

day 6 / group 4 - Brunei, Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar (09th/ 10th November)
day 7 / group 4 - Brunei, Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar (09th/ 10th November)

With concrete and real-life examples, it was tangibly explained how to conduct ISO GHG 14065 audits and CORSIA witness audits through remote solutions while guaranteeing the compliance with the specific scheme requirements in terms of verification process, internal procedures of the verifier, legal structure and responsibilities. NAB’s were supported in continuing their work and engagement towards CORSIA, providing them with recommendation, tips and success stories on how other NAB managed to finalise their auditing exercise while respecting the movement restrictions and social distancing limitations.

With over 70 participants we’re pleased to have seen a very motivated and engaged audience, the event formats and sizes allowed an iterative exchange of experiences and questions to address and consider all parties requirements and needs.

The row of seminars closes with group 4 in November and is accompanied by additional trainings covering CORSIA SARPs ANNEX16, Vol IV and ETM Doc 9501 in October and December.

22-24 June 2021

Regional 3-day Online Workshop on CORSIA Offsetting with 10 ASEAN Countries

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The first out of 3 main regional workshops under the EU-SEA CCCA CORSIA project successfully took off last week.

A vivid and active community of > 200 participants on day one and only slightly less on both following days with representatives from all 10 participating project countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam ) and CORSIA actors (State Authorities, Aeroplane Operators, National Accreditation Bodies and accredited VB’s ) showed a steady and growing interest in CORSIA.

The event was aiming to help strengthening the readiness towards offsetting requirements in the new CORSIA period, 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2023, addressing the following aspects:

  • main MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) principles, schedules and deadlines for each CORSIA involved party;

  • main offsetting principles, its meaning, related consequences and specific impacts for State Authorities, Aeroplane Operators, National Accreditation Bodies and accredited VB’s over the short and distant time ahead: 2021-23, 2025, 2028 and 2031;

  • ICAO documents: 1.) “CORSIA Emissions unit eligibility criteria” and 2.) “CORSIA Eligible emissions units” affecting the ASEAN region with particular focus on programme eligibility timeframe, eligible unit date and scope of eligibility.

The first 2 workshop modules /day 1+2 focused on overall subjects such as CORSIA baseline, offsetting, specific technicalities to be considered and eligible fuels. Module 3 /day 3 covered the Central Registry, “eligible registries”, the roadmap and ICAO deadlines for each actor being part of CORSIA. Specific topics: ICAO, CORSIA BASELINE PERIOD AND CORSIA OFFSETTING, ICAO SARPs ANNEX 16, VOLUME 4, Chapter 3, Chapter 4; ICAO doc 9501; emissions unit eligibility criteria; CORSIA eligible emissions units: project and programmes approved by ICAO Council to supply CORSIA eligible units; Cancel Emissions Unit Programme and REGISTRY: a tool to avoid double counting; CORSIA eligible fuels and their role in reducing offsetting obligations

The webinar intended to show the detailed chain of interaction between the CORSIA actors, how offsetting is affecting yearly reporting duties when their role is crucial during the compliance period and what to do within the three years to allow the SA’s to report to ICAO the required information on emissions unit cancellation for the 2021/2023 period by the deadline (31.07.2025).

The next Regional Workshops will look at Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and Mitigation Actions - stay tuned!

28 July 2020


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Workshop on new ISO 14065:2013 standard for ASEAN Consultative Committee for Standard and Quality (ACCSQ) Working group (WG) 2

The main objective of the workshop in the context of the cooperation with ASEAN countries, was to provide a training and guidance on the implementation of the new ISO 14065:2013 standard and accreditation program to the national accreditation bodies of the 10 ASEAN countries, suitable for offering a CORSIA scope of accreditation to candidate verification bodies.

01 July 2020


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This 2nd Workshop was organized with the main objective to provide further support to the Aeroplane Operators (AOs) in the ASEAN region in the aim to facilitate the reporting process and to support State Authorities that are obliged to verify the emission reports submitted by their AOs and already verified by the VBs starting as of  1st of June 2020.

The aim of the workshop was to support all CORSIA actors in meeting the requirements and complying with the deadline 31st August 2020 to submit the reports to ICAO.

07 - 08 November 2019

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Emission Reporting Training

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The main objective of this 2- day workshop was to support and increase the capacity of State Authorities (SAs) and Aeroplane Operators (AOs) from the ASEAN region in filling and managing Emissions Reports (ERs) so that they are  able to comply with ICAO CORSIA deadlines. In particular, this workshop allowed participants to gain in-depth knowledge of the basic ER principles using a learning-by-doing approach to understand the ER excel forms.

This project is funded by the European Union


This project is implemented by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency - EASA

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