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WTTC welcomes EU emissions climb down

WTTC welcomes EU emissions climb down

“A very unexpected but very welcome development, which may now temporarily prevent a full scale trade war,” was the response of World Travel & Tourism Council president David Scowsill, to the European Union’s decision to postpone the full introduction of its emissions trading scheme.

European Union climbs down on Emissions Trading Scheme

European Union climbs down on Emissions Trading Scheme

13 November 2012 Airline News

The European Union has confirmed it will “stop the clock” on the implementation of the international aspects of its Emissions Trading Scheme in the aviation sector by one year. As it seeks an international compromise on the scheme, the EU will defer the obligation to surrender emissions allowances from air traffic to and from the EU by one year.

MEPs urge Single European Sky implementation

MEPs urge Single European Sky implementation

National air traffic control spaces in Europe urgently need to be merged so as to clear congestion, boost safety, reduce flight times, delays and fares, create jobs and cut CO2 emissions, say MEPs in a resolution. They want the commission to put pressure on member states, including possible sanctions, to meet their obligations.

European Union struggles with single sky proposals

European Union struggles with single sky proposals

The Single European Sky, the flagship project to create a single European airspace - tripling capacity and halving air traffic costs - is “not delivering” according to latest report on this issue. Siim Kallas, European Commissioner for transport, announced his intention to present new legislative proposals in spring 2013 to accelerate implementation, as well as taking all enforcement actions possible, including infringements where necessary.

Emissions Trading Scheme hit by US Senate block

Emissions Trading Scheme hit by US Senate block

24 September 2012 Airline News

The European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme has suffered a further set back, with the United States Senate passing a bill shielding American airlines from the scheme. At present, the ETS requires airlines to buy permits for emissions generated on flights to, from and within the European Union.

Moldova moves toward European aviation integration

Moldova moves toward European aviation integration

28 June 2012 Airline News

In the framework of the EU-Moldova Cooperation Council, the Republic of Moldova and the European Union have signed a comprehensive air services agreement which will make Moldova a full partner of the EU in aviation by gradually integrating into the European common market. Siim Kallas, European commission vice-president responsible for mobility and transport, said: “Today’s agreement is very important for further strengthening the overall economic, trade and tourism relations between Moldova and the EU.”

Airlines falling into line over ETS

Airlines falling into line over ETS

16 May 2012 Airline News

Almost all commercial airlines operating in Europe have reported their carbon dioxide emissions to the European Commission on time. The Commission will use the figures for a ‘dry run’, before beginning to charge airlines for pollution under the Emissions Trading Scheme from next year.

IATA criticises EU emissions trading decision

IATA criticises EU emissions trading decision

22 December 2011 Airline News

The International Air Transport Association has expressed disappointment at the decision by the European Court of Justice to include aviation in the EU emissions trading scheme from 2012. Announcing its decision yesterday, the court dismissed claims from North American carriers that the scheme was illegal under international law.