Tag Archive for 'International Civil Aviation Organisation'

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 […]

ICAO fails to support inclusion of international flights within EU Emissions Trading Scheme

November 5th, 2011 by WWF

WWF expressed disappointment on 2 November 2011 that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council has failed to support the inclusion of international flights within the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU ETS). The move follows over a decade of inaction by ICAO to make progress in addressing aviation emissions. Moreover, a European Court of […]

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 […]