MEP Peter Liese from ENVI Committee publishes his report on the Commission's proposal
On 27 November, Dr. Peter Liese, a Member of the European Parliament (EP) from the Environmental Committee and the rapporteur on the inclusion of Aviation in the EU ETS, proposed to strengthen the Commission's proposal by:
- Requesting Member States to use revenues generated from the auctioning of allowances for efforts to tackle climate change;
- Proposing that the limitation of the EU ETS to European airspace only applies until the next ICAO Assembly in 2016 in order to sustain momentum reached at the 2013 ICAO Assembly and to facilitate progress at the next Assembly;
- Proposing to decrease the percentage of free allowances from 85% to 60% from 2015 onwards due to the proposed reduction of the geographical scope;
- Proposing to decrease the cap by a linear factor of 1.74% from 2015 onwards to achieve a better environmental effectiveness of the aviation's inclusion in the EU ETS.
This could be similar to the original EU ETS so emissions for 100% of all flights to/from/within Europe are included.
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