Tag Archive for 'flying'

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 […]