What is the geographical scope of the EU ETS under stop the clock?
Under the 'stop the clock' proposal from the European Commission (EC), aircraft operators have two options:
- Continue to report all Annex 1 flights (both 'extra-European' and 'intra-European' Annex 1 flights).
- Report 'intra-European' Annex 1 flights only. The condition is that aircraft operators return the allocated free allowances that correspond to the reported 2010 tonne-kilometre data in relation to 'extra-European' flights.
Geographical scope of Annex 1 flights
- International and domestic flights to, from and within the EEA area (EEA Member States and EEA Overseas Territories)
EEA Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
EEA Overseas Territories: Canary Islands, Melilla, Ceuta, Aland Islands, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion, Saint Martin, Azores, Madeira, Jan Mayen,Gibraltar
Geographical scope of 'intra-European' Annex 1 flights
- International and domestic flights within the EEA area (27 EU member states + Norway + Iceland + Liechtenstein + overseas territories member of EEA)
- International flights between the EEA area and Croatia/Switzerland/European microstates (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican)
- International flights between the EEA area and the EEA dependencies
EEA Dependencies: Greenland, Faeroe Islands, French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Svalbard, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands,Turks, Caicos Islands, Akrotiri, Dhekelia
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