Tag Archive for 'aviation'

EU’s inclusion of aviation in the ETS helps address one of the fastest-growing sources of carbon pollution

February 28th, 2012 by WWF

From 1 January 2012, the EU has included aviation in its emissions trading scheme (ETS), which will result in small fees for airlines using European airports.  The new law holds airlines accountable for their emissions associated with their commercial flights into or out of EU airports. Countries opposed to the inclusion of foreign airlines in […]

Growing list of European airports addressing their carbon footprint

February 1st, 2012 by Airports Council International

With the inclusion of the airline industry into the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme from 1 January 2012, ACI EUROPE has released an update on its flagship climate change initiative, Airport Carbon Accreditation, detailing the progress made by airports in lowering their own CO2 emissions. As of the 31 January 2012, some 55 airports in Europe […]

European Court’s Preliminary opinion supports legality of EU law that curbs aviation pollution

October 6th, 2011 by WWF

A transatlantic coalition of environmental groups applauded today’s European Court of Justice’s Advocate General’s preliminary opinion, which supports Europe’s right to tackle carbon emissions from airlines that use its airports. The coalition said the preliminary opinion was very encouraging. The Court is expected to hand down its final opinion in early 2012. In a thorough […]

UK Government provides weak response to recommendations on reducing aviation emissions

August 25th, 2011 by WWF

WWF expresses disappointment that the long-awaited UK Government response to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on their recommendations for reducing aviation emissions has shed little light on future aviation policy. Instead, their response focusses on what the UK Government might do rather than what they will do.

Friends of the Earth warns that aviation biofuel target risks food price rises

June 22nd, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Plans announced by the European aviation industry on 22 June 2011 to fuel its planes with two million tonnes of biofuels by 2020, has been criticised by Friends of the Earth. The announcement, which follows expert warnings about the impact of biofuels on food prices and world hunger, comes as G20 ministers meet in Paris […]

Polluter-pays-principle should apply to aviation’s greenhouse gas emissions

June 9th, 2011 by Connie Hedegaard

Aviation’s contribution to climate change is forecast to grow substantially in the future unless we act. As most other sectors are already subject to measures, it is only reasonable that this sector should also contribute to fight climate change. Almost 20 years after countries across the world in the UN Rio declaration agreed on the […]

Building a low-carbon economy – the UK’s innovation challenge

July 20th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Committee on Climate Change provides independent advice to Government on building a low-carbon economy. In October 2009, Professor Sir John Beddington, the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor, asked the Committee on Climate Change to carry out a review of low carbon innovation in the UK.  This report consider the effectiveness of current policy measures and […]