Finally, after almost a decade of campaigning by environmental NGOs, not least T&E, there is a prospect on the horizon that greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector are going to be tackled in some way.
EU finance ministers agreed on Saturday to a voluntary levy on airline tickets to fund development aid. The aviation industry opposed the proposals and strongly criticised the agreement in media coverage over the weekend.
European finance ministers met today at the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) in Brussels. French and German proposals for introducing a European aviation fuel tax were discussed but no agreement was reached.
European finance ministers are due to meet tomorrow (Thursday 17/2) at the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) in Brussels. Proposals for introducing a European aviation fuel tax will be discussed. Today, the European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E) presents ten key reasons why such a measure would benefit European citizens.