Aviation ETS vote in plenary - No blank cheque for ICAO

Flights to and from Europe have been automatically re-included in EU ETS since the start of 2017. In February the Commission proposed, in response to development at ICAO, to once more exempt these flights, this time indefinitely. The environment committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament adopted its report on this file in July, and the full Parliament will vote on it on September 13th.

This briefing gives background, analyses the Commission and ENVI Committee positions and provides T&E's recommendations. We also include answers to frequently asked questions about the aviation ETS and ICAO’s global offsetting programme. These are availabale in English and Italian.