Browse by topic: Aviation, Environmental policy

  • News

    People flying Ryanair should pay for their own tickets

    Last week saw Europe extend its dirtiest subsidy, the one that makes ultra-cheap air tickets possible, by at least another decade. That’s the simplest way to sum up...

     Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:30
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    Governments urged to make foreign airlines pay for pollution in EU

    Foreign airlines that failed to comply with the EU’s aviation emissions trading system (ETS) must be forced to pay for their pollution, environmental NGOs have told authorities in Germany, the...

     Monday, February 17, 2014 - 14:40
  • News

    MEPs stand up for EU aviation efforts

    MEPs have sent a signal that Europe should fight back against attempts to reduce its efforts to combat emissions from air transport. The European Parliament’s environment committee has voted to...

     Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:16
  • Press release

    T&E and ELFAA call on MEPs to support airspace emissions proposal

    Transport & Environment and the European Low Fares Airline Association have joined forces to support Peter Liese, the European Parliament’s lead member on the aviation emissions file, in his...

     Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 11:05
  • Publication

    Letter to governments of France, Germany, and the UK regarding Europe's ETS for aviation

    France, Germany, and the UK have come out jointly to oppose the European Commission’s proposal to amend the aviation ETS to cover emissions from all flights within EU airspace. They want to...

     Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 17:13
  • Publication

    The environmental effect of the ETS for aviation

    The European Commission has proposed to change the geographical scope of the EU ETS. This would result in fewer emissions under the cap, and consequently a smaller absolute emissions reduction....

     Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 10:08
  • Publication

    50/50 snap back for aviation ETS

    The new Commission proposal cuts the emissions coverage and environmental impact of the aviation Emissions Trading System by two thirds. Only the portion of...

     Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 10:07
  • News

    Focus on Europe after ICAO fails to agree world aviation ETS

    The European Commission has published a proposal to amend once again the rules governing emissions trading for aviation. This latest amendment follows the failure of the International Civil...

     Friday, October 25, 2013 - 12:19
  • Press release

    Grey day for environment as Europe reduces its aviation emissions coverage

    The European Commission today, under intense international pressure, proposed to reduce its Emissions Trading System (ETS) for aviation to only cover flights in European airspace. The proposal...

     Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 14:08
  • Press release

    Europe must act as ICAO plumbs new lows

    The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), at its 38th Assembly that ended today, failed to act decisively to reduce international aviation’s huge impact on the climate. It has instead...

     Friday, October 4, 2013 - 18:59