The EU is in a real bind. Last year, it suspended the inclusion of extra-European flights in the Emissions Trading System (ETS) for a year. The European Parliament agreed to ‘stop the clock’ on the express condition that the International Civil Aviation Organisation would deliver on its promise of a global measure to regulate international aviation emissions, or else the original ETS would automatically restart in January 2014. The ICAO Assembly meets at the end of September with few tangible signs of progress and with opposition to the EU ETS continuing to be widespread.
To register for the event please fill out the following form:
Greener Flights: Grounded?