European Commission adopts proposal for aviation emissions trading system

Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

European Regions AirlineThe European Regions Airline Association* (ERA) has consistently argued that the current reduced scope of the EU ETS has limited environmental effectiveness but imposes considerable administrative burdens on many ERA members, and it would therefore make sense to suspend the scheme ahead of CORSIA coming into force. Nonetheless, this EC proposal will bring clarity for operators inside and outside the EEA. We welcome the commitment by the EC to a further review of the EU ETS prior to CORSIA coming into force. Without such a review, there is a considerable risk of a dual scheme post 2021.

 
Economic instruments such as the EU ETS are only one means of reducing aviation’s CO2 impact. Improvements in technology, infrastructure (air traffic management) and operational measures have considerable potential to reduce CO2 emissions. The aviation industry has committed to improvements in all of these areas, but EU states now need to refocus on delivering European projects that have huge potential to reduce aviation’s emissions.

 
Simon McNamara, ERA’s Director General, says: “Our members now have clarity on what is expected, but we would like to see a further commitment that ultimately the EU ETS will be replaced by CORSIA. As an industry we have already committed to addressing our climate impact and we are investing in technology and making operational improvements every day. It is time for EU states to make the same commitment and put a renewed effort into delivering major infrastructure projects such as the Single European Sky that have been gaining little headway recently. Arguably, these projects have much more potential to reduce aviation’s CO2 emissions and improve flight efficiency than economic instruments such as the EU ETS.”

 
The EC’s proposal now has to be ratified by the European Council and the European Parliament in order to be formally adopted.


(No Like Yet)

Related Posts

Tags:

Comments are closed.

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 01 WTM London 2020
  • 06 ITB Asia 2020
  • 12 ITE Hong Kong 2020
  • 13 IMEX 20
  • 16 FHC 2020
  • 16 G&A 2020
  • 16 ITB asia 2020
  • 16 TAAPE 2020
  • 17 AAA-banner 2020
  • 18 WCTIE 2020
  • 20 GWS-2020
  • 23 emitt 21
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain

      July 7 - July 9
    2. Travel forward online

      July 14 @ 9:00 AM - July 28 @ 12:00 PM
    3. DRT SHOW SHANGHAI

      July 17 - July 19
    4. SHANGHAI WORLD TRAVEL FAIR (SWTF)

      July 30 - August 2
    5. IT&CM CHINA 2020

      August 3 - August 5
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com