NGOs call on the European Commission not to undermine the EU’s aviation climate policy 

September 12, 2018

European NGOs working on aviation climate policy (EuroICSA) today wrote to the European Commission as it prepares a response to rules circulated for the global offsetting scheme for international aviation, known as CORSIA. 

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EuroICSA (T&E, Aviation Environment Federation, and Carbon Market Watch) caution that Europe must not commit to joining CORSIA before its potential effects are known, and before a full review of the scheme is undertaken – as required under European law. The letter rejects industry demands that Europe dismantle existing measures such as aviation in the EU emissions trading system – a call which is not only premature, but which would substantially weaken European climate ambition.