Sunday, July 09, 2006

News highlight: Aviation to pay its dues?

At long last some progress on Aviation emissions. The EU parliament has just voted, resoundingly, in favor of inclusion of aviation in the its own emissions trading scheme.

What this means is that Aviation will have to stay within emissions limits, it will not be able to trade with the regular EU ETS due to complexities relating to the Kyoto Protocol, the ultimate basis of the EU ETS and a system from which aviation is exempt.

This is a severe limitation and one that needs to be urgently addressed at the UNFCC level. It is however good to see action on aviation emmissions atlast, despite the imperfections in these measures.

Next stage, the EU parliament...This is where things have a tendency to be derailed so watch this space, it aint over yet. For more background check out EurActive.


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