About: aviation emissions trading scheme

Emissions Trading System failures sour energy policy efforts

Doubts about the effectiveness of the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) resurfaced on Tuesday (19 September) at an energy conference in Estonia, as a low carbon price continues to stymie energy market efforts.

Air Pollution 11-07-2017

International flights to stay free from EU carbon fees until 2021, MEPs vote

International flights to and from the EU will remain free from paying CO2 emissions permits but the exemption will cease in 2021 unless EU bodies meanwhile decide otherwise, the European Parliament's environment committee agreed on Tuesday (11 July).

Aviation 19-04-2017

Ryanair denies climate change because it doesn’t like the solutions

It’s no mystery why Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary dismisses evidence of climate change as ‘rubbish’, writes Andrew Murphy.

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Transport 09-12-2016

EU racing against clock to revise aviation pollution law

The European Union is drafting an amendment to its aviation emissions trading system (ETS) after world nations reached agreement on a global scheme in October. A proposal will be presented in January, an EU official said, warning time is already running short to get the bill approved.

Transport 13-09-2016

EU solicits support for watered down aviation emissions deal

On the eve of the International Civil Aviation Organisation conference in Montreal, the EU is redoubling its efforts to bring in as many countries as possible to limit aviation emissions starting in 2021.

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Climate change 02-09-2016

Aviation and the Environment: Farnborough International Airshow 2016

The Farnborough International Airshow is a week-long aerospace and defence trade exhibition. This video is a collection of interviews at the 2016 airshow around the topics of greening aviation and Brexit.

Transport 01-09-2016

MEPs shocked by ‘secretive’ ICAO plan to cut aviation emissions

A six-year delay, exemptions for poor nations, and a gradual phase-in system for participating countries are all being considered as part of talks to curb aviation pollution at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), MEPs discovered at a hearing in Parliament today (1 September).

Transport 12-07-2016

Aviation industry preparing for ‘eleventh hour’ deal on emission trading

An agreement on curbing emissions from international flights will be reached at the ICAO general assembly this autumn, according to industry sources, while biofuels continue to struggle to emerge as a long-term solution for greening the sector.

Climate change 30-11-2015

Early hopes for carbon markets dashed as COP21 opens

It was supposed to be the way the market would cut greenhouse gases by itself: governments selling companies permits-to-pollute, which they could trade among themselves. Over time, the number of permits would be reduced, and the cost to companies of failing to cut emissions would rise.

Development Policy 14-07-2015

Developing countries eye EU carbon quota sales to fuel growth

Reforming the European Union Emissions Trading System in 2020 could raise €80 billion for the fight against climate change, which could help fund climate adaptation in developing countries. EURACTIV France reports

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Climate change 09-07-2015

MEPs clear reform of carbon market

The European Parliament approved a proposal to begin reform of the world's biggest carbon market in 2019, clearing the last major hurdle before the plan can become law.

Transport 17-07-2014

ICAO under pressure to forge deal on aviation emissions

SPECIAL REPORT / The failure to clinch a global deal within two years on reducing aviation greenhouse gas emissions could pave the way to a patchwork of regulations that would harm airlines and the environment, analysts say.

Transport 01-04-2014

China’s trade war threats over aviation emissions “not serious”, MEPs say

The unblocking of Airbus orders by China’s Xi Jinping in Paris last week is another argument for MEPs “in favour” of a stronger European stance on carbon emissions trading in the aviation sector.