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MEPs to limit exemption from EU ETS of flights to and from Europe

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted to restrict the exemption from the European Union Emissions Trading System of flights going to and coming from Europe until 2021, until further investigation on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) global offsetting measure dubbed as CORSIA is completed. Sustainable transport group Transport and Environment (T&E) regarded this vote as significant to preserving European climate goals. MEPs also recommended a number of amendments …

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Member of European Parliament makes case to back single Global Aviation Emissions Trading Scheme to plenary

After getting massive support from the European Parliament’s Transport Committee in June 2017 to ‘Stop the Clock’ on the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme for aviation, Conservative Transport Spokesman, Jacqueline Foster MEP moved the debate to the floor of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In a speech at the European Parliament about the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) debate, Foster had this say: “President, colleagues. First, I would like …

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ICAO expresses appreciation for European organizations it works with

International Civil Aviation Organization Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu extended the United Nation aviation agency’s profound appreciation for the numerous regional organizations it works within Europe during a keynote address at the 66th Special Meeting of Directors General of Civil Aviation for the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC). Liu put the spotlight on a number of current and rising issues for the civil aviation sector of Europe and the global …

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Nigeria to join fight against carbon emissions in 2021

Nigeria has expressed their willingness to join other nations in the fight against carbon (CO2) emissions in the global aviation industry by 2021. The Federal Government through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has said that they already forwarded action plans on CO2 emissions mitigation measures and Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Economic and Community of West …

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ICAO, ECOWAS and AFCAC to brainstorm on how to lessen aviation’s contributions to climate change in Africa

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) are set to put their minds together in an effort to lessen aviation’s contribution to climate change on the African continent. Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Director General, Muhtar Usman, shared this at a seminar called “Development of States Action Plans on C02 Emissions Mitigation Measures and Carbon Offsetting …

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IATA chief says aviation growth rate in Middle East is “promising”

In spite of the numerous challenges that besiege the aviation industry in the Middle East, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac says the future is “promising” with the region’s growth rate being the highest and the fastest in the world. “The future of aviation is positive. People want to fly. We expect 7.2bn passengers to travel in 2035, a near doubling of the 3.8bn …

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European Parliament votes to strengthen EU emissions trading system

The environment committee of the European Parliament voted to bolster the EU’s emissions trading system (ETS) for aviation and asked for a review of the UN’s voluntary aviation offsetting scheme – CORSIA – in 2019. The vote put into light the skepticism regarding the effectiveness of the global scheme and strengthened Europe’s right to preserve an environmentally meaningful and strengthened regional measure, said environment group Transport & Environment (T&E). While …

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Nigeria commits to participating in CORSIA

Nigeria has confirmed their participation in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) global market-based measure (MBM): Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), which will commence its pilot phase in 2021. This was relayed by Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Director-General Muhtar Usman in a correspondence that was sent to ICAO. Usman said that the Nigerian State Action Plan on mitigation of CO2 emissions passed in 2015 was …

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Commitment to CORSIA under review – US State Department

The United States State Department has announced that the US government remains undecided if they will remain committed to the global aviation emissions agreement that was initiated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The State Department also added that they won’t be coming to a decision soon. The Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) is slated for implementation in 2021. So far, 70 countries, including the …

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United States airlines reiterate support for CORSIA

U.S. airlines reaffirmed their support for the global initiative to limit emissions from flights, which is currently being reviewed by the administration of US President Donald Trump, who just recently announced that he was taking his country out of the landmark Paris climate change accord. Several U.S. airlines and industry groups said they support the global aviation agreement, which was ratified by 70 countries, including the United States, to curb …

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