Browse by topic: Aviation, Briefing

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    Taxing aviation fuel in the EU: a brief guide

    This briefing explores the aviation sector's status as one of the most undertaxed in Europe and examines the supposed legal obstacles to ending this annomally. It outlines a number of...

     Monday, June 17, 2019 - 17:47
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    Domestic aviation fuel tax in the EU

    This briefing will consider the legal possibilities for imposing a tax on the fuel used in EU member states' domestic aviation. It will consider the relevant treaties and laws: the Chicago...

     Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 14:23
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    Climate risks from the return of supersonic aircraft

    A number of companies have announced efforts to bring back commercial supersonic transport. But, as this briefing outlines, the extraordinary negative environmental impact of these aircraft,...

     Friday, June 1, 2018 - 12:32
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    Brexit and aviation: What is the best scenario for the environment?

    Since the creation of the European Single Aviation Market, the UK and its airlines have greatly benefited for decades from full access to the European market. This access will cease to exist on 29...

     Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:19
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    Will final talks produce a robust vehicle approval system?

    Almost two years since the type approval reform was proposed, the European Parliament, member states and the European Commission are entering the final negotiations to agree the post-Dieselgate...

     Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:14
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    NGOs paper on the ineffective CO2 standard for aircraft from ICAO

    The ICSA submission on the CO2 standard for new aircraft agreed at the United Nations' ICAO CAEP (Committee on Aviation Environment Protection) meeting in February 2016.

     Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:42
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    Aviation ETS vote in plenary - No blank cheque for ICAO

    Flights to and from Europe have been automatically re-included in EU ETS since the start of 2017. In February the Commission proposed, in response to development at ICAO, to once more exempt these...

     Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 09:55
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    The non-CO2 impacts of aviation must be tackled

    The non-CO2 effects of aviation have been acknowledged by scientists but ignored by policymakers. It is estimated that gases other than CO2 have at least as large a climate impact as CO2. The...

     Friday, June 16, 2017 - 17:09
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    Decarbonisation of aviation: why EU and ICAO action is needed

    Aviation accounts for over 13% of Europe’s transport CO2 emissions and a far greater share of its climate impact – its non-CO2 effects can equal or exceed those of its CO2 effects. Globally,...

     Monday, February 20, 2017 - 09:48
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    Why MEPs must act on aviation and shipping emissions

    In a plenary vote on 14 February, the European Parliament will adopt its position on reforms to Europe’s emissions...

     Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 14:22