Friday, 21 December 2007

European Council Agree to Include Aircraft Emissions in Trading Scheme

The European Council has agreed to include aircraft emissions in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme from 2012. The Council reached a political agreement yesterday, 20 December 2007. Aviation emissions will be capped at 100% of the average 2004-2006 levels, beginning in 2012.

The agreement will be adopted as a "common position" during 2008, before a second reading by the European Parliament.

Read the press release from the European Commission.

1 comment:

Calvin Jones said...

I keep seeing this pop up, various reports of including aviation in the EU ETS.

Is this actually going to happen now? It seems to good to be true!