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EU to hold off joining UN aircraft CO2 scheme


Today’s proposal that EU member states hold off on signing up to a UN carbon offsetting scheme for aviation protects the EU’s aviation climate legislation and gives the EU time to fully evaluate the scheme before taking a final decision by 2020, as required by EU law, European NGO federation Transport & Environment (T&E) has said. Journalists were briefed this afternoon on the European Commission proposal for a Council position.

The Commission wants EU governments to notify the UN aviation body ICAO of their reservation before the 1 December deadline because EU laws differ. Without filing a reservation, EU countries could be locked into the scheme, known as Corsia, and potentially compromise Europe’s ability to regulate emissions itself.[...]

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