Browse by topic: Briefing, Climate Change and Energy, Pricing and taxation

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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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    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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    Does sharing cars really reduce car use?

    The average car sits unused for more than 90% of the time, carries on average just one and a half people and costs, on average, €6,500 a year to own and run. Each car occupies 150m2 of urban land...

     Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 15:34
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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
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    What to expect from ICAO assembly’s talks on a climate deal for aviation

    Aviation is a substantial and growing driver of climate change, currently responsible for almost 5% of global warming. The objectives of the Paris Agreement cannot be achieved without action to...

     Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 17:06
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    Loopholes in the 2030 Effort Sharing Decision

    This summer, the European Commission will present a new legislative proposal on the Effort Sharing Decision (ESD) for the post-2020 period. Around 60% of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions come...

     Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 14:43
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    Truck CO2 – why market forces alone cannot deliver the goods

    Road freight CO2 emissions are the fastest growing segment of land transport emissions, both at EU and at global level. By 2030 heavy-duty vehicle emissions will account for almost 40% of road...

     Monday, May 30, 2016 - 10:18
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    Recommendations for Belgium climate commission

    On 11 April, 2016, T&E's freight and climate director William Todts spoke at the hearing on a sustainable Flemish mobility policy within the framework of the EU 2030 objectives. His...

     Monday, May 9, 2016 - 14:17