The European Commission has launched a public consultation on managing capacity at European airports. The deadline for submissions is 15 November. More information can be found on the Commission website.
The chances of Europe’s airlines having to join the EU emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS) within a few years are likely to increase when the Commission publishes proposals on aviation in the next few weeks.
European citizens, nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and the aviation industry support action to limit the aviation sector’s rapidly-growing impact on climate change, according to the results of a public Internet consultation conducted by the European Commission.
A number of companies in the British aviation industry have formed an alliance with the stated aim of improving air travel’s impact on the environment.
Editorial by Jos Dings
Finally, after almost a decade of campaigning by environmental NGOs, not least T&E, there is a prospect on the horizon that greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector are going to be tackled in some way.
The European Commission has signalled that aviation could be included in the European Emissions Trading System (ETS) from 2013, or even by 2008.
Today on EUPolitix.com, Jos Dings, director of T&E, argues for a package of measures to combat the full climate impact of Europe's rapidly-growing aviation sector. Read the article
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Download the June 2005 joint-NGO position paper, Measures to Curb the Climate Change Impacts of Aviation.
Joint NGO position paper on measures to curb the climate change impacts of aviation.
EU finance ministers agreed on Saturday to a voluntary levy on airline tickets to fund development aid. The aviation industry opposed the proposals and strongly criticised the agreement in media coverage over the weekend.