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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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European Union gears up to make emissions-trading system Brexit-proof

The European Union has formulated a proposal that would make its emissions-trading system – considered to be the largest in the world – immune to possible supply unrest in the event the UK removes itself from the region’s carbon market as part of Brexit. The European Parliament is set to vote on the proposal that would keep companies and airlines in the EU Emissions Trading System using carbon allowances issued …

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EU aviation officials call on political leaders to help end tax squabble

Top officials of Airbus and a group composed of top European airlines and engine makers have penned to political leaders, seeking assistance to find a peaceful resolution to the brewing trade spat over a recently introduced EU carbon charge. The signatories remarked that retribution by China and other countries that opposed the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was resulting in serious penalties for the region’s aviation industry, a statement released …

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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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European Commission and Swiss Federal Council to link emissions trading systems

The European Commission and the Swiss Federal Council have approved proposals to link their emission trading systems (ETSs) with a formal signing slated for later this year. Once the agreement is implemented, participants in the EU ETS would be able to utilize units from the Swiss system for compliance, and vice versa. Furthermore, once the agreement is entered into force, emissions produced by the aviation industry will be included in …

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ICAO Secretary General discusses development of air transport with Kazakhstan officials

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General Dr. Fang Lui had bilateral meetings with Kazahkstan’s Vice-Minister for Investments and Development, Roman Sklyar, and the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yerjan Ashikbaev, to tackle the importance of global interconnections of air transport. Liu stressed her organization’s thrust to provide support in terms of coordination, in the effective introduction of its standards and policy, which must result in high levels of aviation safety …

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Philippines aviation officials looking to make skies “environment friendly”

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines is searching for possible means to utilize alternative energy and lessen carbon emissions of the aviation sector in line with International Civil Aviation Organization-led initiative to make the skies more “environment friendly.” “This could be achieved through maximizing traffic flow of airborne aircraft arriving at a congested airport, implementation of the User-Preferred Routes over the oceanic airspace to allow air carriers to fly …

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Ryanair pushes for Irish Aviation Authority to become authority on noise regulation

Ryanair is exhorting the Attorney General’s Department to hasten primary legislation to make the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) the capable authority to monitor noise regulation. The legislation is needed to permit the second runway to proceed, the airline claims, and they added that continued delays by the Attorney General’s Department to advance this legislation are completely unacceptable. The Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, and his predecessor have already established that …

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