On 2 November, the governing body of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is scheduled to discuss a paper put forward by 26 countries calling for the adoption of a joint declaration against the inclusion of aviation emissions in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) from 2012, originally signed in New Delhi on 30 September. The background briefing explains events leading up to the declaration and links to a legal case brought by three American airlines against the EU.
T&E response to the EU consultation on the Community Guidelines on financing of airports and start-up aid to airlines departing from regional airports
T&E reply to the Consultation of the European Commission on the ‘Green Paper on the future of VAT– Towards a simpler, more robust and efficient VAT system’
Proposal on how to improve the Energy Tax Directive by Green Budget Europe, the European Environmental Bureau and Transport & Environment
This briefing aims to provide a short overview of the history and present status of EU energy tax policy, and summarises the Commission's proposal for a revised Energy Tax Directive (ETD), launched in April 2011.
Letter to Commissioners Hedegaard and Oettinger on including bioenergy standards in the EU ETS.
Letter to Ministers of Transport outlining T&E priorities on the Eurovignette directive before the 15-October Transport Council which is due to approve the new piece of legislation.
Report published ahead of the ICAO Triennial Assembly, Montreal, September - October 2010