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It may be a first, but will aviation in the ETS cut emissions?

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Editorial by João Vieira, T&E Policy Officer

There are moments in the life of an NGO when a major step is taken which doesn't go as far as the NGO would like, but which nonetheless represents significant progress. As such, we are quite happy to recognise last month's vote in the European Parliament to include aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme as an important moment.

First EU aviation deal confirmed – but is it a milestone or a missed opportunity?

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The EU's first legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from aviation has been formally agreed by MEPs and governments – but only after a series of compromises that caused T&E to describe it as 'a historic missed opportunity'.

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