×
ECR

Europe keeps the pressure on international aviation industry to reduce emissions

12 December 2017

Europe keeps the pressure on international aviation industry to reduce emissions

MEPs today endorsed an agreement that will continue to seen international flights in and out of Europe exempted from the EU’s Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) until 2023.

MEPs today endorsed an agreement that will continue to see international flights in and out of Europe exempted from the EU’s Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) until 2023. ECR MEP Julie Girling was the European Parliament’s lead negotiator on the agreement and has welcomed the deal that maintains the status quo that will still see internal flights within the EU coming under the ETS and contributing to emissions reductions on an annual basis.

Mrs. Girling successfully proposed introducing a time limit for the exemption that will see it lapse on 31 December 2023. With the International Civil Aviation Authority due to introduce a global carbon offsetting scheme for the sector in 2021, the time limit will enable lawmakers to assess whether the global scheme makes an effective contribution to the objectives of the Paris Agreement and possibly amend the provisions of the ETS accordingly. Increases in air traffic will mean that CO2 emissions in 2050 are likely to be seven to ten times higher than in 1990 therefore it is crucial that action is taken to reduce their impact on climate change.

Speaking after the parliament endorsed her report, Girling said:

“We’re still waiting for clarity on how the new global scheme will help reduce emissions from international flights so it was important to maintain the status quo on international flights.

“The aviation sector needs to do more to cut emissions, in line with other heavy emitters. Putting a time limit on their exemption from the EU’s carbon market until 2023 will provide an important opportunity to assess the progress of the new global scheme.”

SHARE

ECR

OUR TWEETS

ECR Group

5 hours ago

Deeper #EU-#US ties would be a positive thing: Setting global standards; and a joint approach to #China. But we ne… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

11 hours ago

"If the #EU is to survive & ensure the trust & cooperation of Member States, then it needs to identify & accept the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

yesterday

#NordStream2 is a political project that is striking at European solidarity. It should be stopped. We should do eve… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

yesterday

The behavior of #BigTech towards #Australia has been shocking. Who is gatekeeping who, here? Are we gatekeeping Big… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

yesterday

The major challenge in #EastAfrica is long-term food stability. The region should not only rely on external help;… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

yesterday

There are some pockets of progress in #EastAfrica, but we've had enough @Europarl_EN urgencies of late on this regi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

yesterday

This Friday | 18:00 CET our #FutureOfEurope Tour reaches Bucharest 🇷🇴 Join us. It's time to #ResetEU. #CoFoEtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

yesterday

Platforms will run every submitted message through their algorithm mill, resulting in politically correct… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

yesterday

#Socialmedia is both a source of entertainment and knowledge that can be manipulated and censored. But, we should… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

2 days ago

The adoption of the #EMFAF is a win for #EU fishing, particularly for the small-scale inshore sector. The €6.1bn d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…





© 2020. All rights reserved. European Conservatives and Reformists Group