Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) is a CO2 emissions reduction programme for airports managed by industry association Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe). It encourages airports to monitor and either reduce or offset their emissions. Our analysis finds that, while encouraging emission reductions and aiming towards carbon neutrality at airports in Europe is important and welcome, the ACA lacks transparency and the strict rules that are required to ensure offsets credits used actually deliver emission reductions. In many cases, airports are using offset credits which are ineligible under EU climate laws due to concerns as to their environmental integrity.
This report analyses the performance of the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) for aviation for the stop-the-clock years 2013-2015 and concludes that the measure shows the potential to achieve emissions reductions at lower cost through trading allowances with stationary ETS sectors, but only if Europe addresses the oversupply of allowances within the overall ETS.
A new study shows that the aviation industry will receive substantial additional windfall profits from the proposed ‘stopping of the clock’ for flights to and from Europe under the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). Airlines should not retain these windfall profits – that would be unjust, self-serving and a betrayal of passengers’ contributions to fight climate change - but give them to the UN’s Green Climate Fund established to assist developing countries tackle the impacts of climate change.
Report published ahead of the ICAO Triennial Assembly, Montreal, September - October 2010
Report describing the twelve-year failure of ICAO and the IMO to cut greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation and shipping.
Climate Action Network Europe, Friends of the Earth Europe, T&E and WWF have published a joint statement on inclusion of the aviation sector in the European Emissions Trading Scheme. (Updated May 2008)
How the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has blocked progress on climate change for a decade.
This report intends to satisfy the many demands for information and analysis on the issue of aviation and climate change coming from policymakers, the media and interested citizens. It brings together the findings of recent studies in light of the current political debate and discussions taking place about a range of policy options.
Aviation and its Impact on the Environment. By Tim Johnson, Beatrice Schell and Ton Sledsens, edited by Stephanos Anastasiadis, December 1999. Link takes you to the front cover & foreword only. Full publication needs to be ordered from T&E.
Comments on the Consultation Paper on Air Transport and Environment. Prepared by the T&E secretariat, October 1998