Publications - year 2019

  • Domestic aviation fuel tax in the EU Submitted on: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 14:23

    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 Convention, the EU ETS, the Energy Taxation Directive, and the Excise Duty Directive. It reaches the conclusion that taxation can be imposed on fuel used in domestic aviation without legal impediment. It should be noted at the outset that this question has been considered before by the UK Parliament and by Prof Eckhard Pache for the German Federal Environment Agency, both of which came to the conclusion that taxing domestic aviation fuel in the EU was perfectly legal.

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  • Indonesian community leaders letter to EU Commission on palm oil diesel Submitted on: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:42

    We are leaders of indigenous people’s organizations, farmers’ unions, civil society organizations, traditional communities, farmers, laborers, human rights defenders and environmental activists. We read and receive many contradictory messages and statements that seem to ignore the impact of the palm oil industry in the form of deforestation, land grabs, human rights violations, labor exploitation, corruption, socio-economic and political problems and ecological problems.

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  • High and low ILUC risk biofuels Submitted on: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 07:00

    In June 2018 the EU decided that so-called ‘high ILUC risk’ biofuels should no longer be counted towards its 2030 renewable energy target. This decision must be implemented with a delegated act specifying which fuels would qualify as high ILUC risk. This paper outlines policy recommendations for the EU delegated act.

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  • Emissions reduction strategies for the transport sector in Italy Submitted on: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 16:00

    Italy has to reduce its non-ETS greenhouse gas emissions by 33% in 2030, and transport is one of the highest emitters within these non-ETS sectors. As a result, and also to comply with the EU's long-term decarbonisation goals and the Paris agreement, Italy must take urgent and robust action to reduce the emissions in transport. In this report for the European Climate Initiative (EUKI), T&E analyses and proposes a series of key actions that Italy should undertake to decarbonise transport.

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  • Emissions reduction strategies for the transport sector in Poland Submitted on: Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 17:15

    Poland has to reduce its non-ETS greenhouse gas emissions by 7% in 2030, and transport is one of the highest emitters within these non-ETS sectors. As a result, and also to comply with the EU's long-term decarbonisation goals and the Paris agreement, Poland must take urgent and robust action to reduce the emissions in transport. In this report for the European Climate Initiative (EUKI), T&E analyses and proposes a series of key actions that Poland should undertake to significantly cut transport greenhouse gas emissions.

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