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  • Vote NO to the dismantling of the Aviation ETS

    The European Parliament's Environment Committee votes on 19 March 2014 on the flawed agreement on aviation in the Emissions Trading System. Transport & Environment believes this deal should be REJECTED and urges all Members of the European Parliament to vote NO to it in order to secure a better deal.

    ENVI committee MEPs should vote NO to the proposed deal for these reasons:

    • It extends what was supposed to be an one-year only interim deal for four more years
    • Regulating intra EU flights only is environmentally ineffective
    • Only 25% of emissions are covered
    • Airspace ensures foreign carriers also start to bear their fair share of the burden
    • There is time for a better deal: the Commission state no enforcement is required until legislation is finally agreed
    • ENVI voted overwhelmingly on 30 January (49 in favour; 6 against) for Airspace
    • Do not cave in to international threats from Russia, China and the US.

    Stop-the-Clock until 2016 takes all pressure off ICAO to come up with a global deal. There are already warning signs: none of Brazil, Russia, India or China who oppose ETS attended the first technical meeting in Washington last week. Airspace exercises EU sovereignty. Agreeing to further Stop-The-Clock rejects EU sovereignty. Saying no to the trilogue deal shows that Parliament‘s position matters.

    Print and make your own paper plane calling for MEPs to vote NO to dismantling the aviation ETS.

    Share the paper plane link with your MEP by email or twitter | #AviationETS