A Fair Trade?: The European Commission's Long-Anticipated Proposal to Include Aviation in the Second Phase of the European Emissions Trading Scheme

This article describes the European Commission’s proposal to include aviation in the European Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), which aims to reduce carbon emissions by creating a trading currency of emission allowances. The proposal, which was released in December 2006, would begin by bringing intra-EU flights into the trading scheme, if it is adopted by member states. Ultimately, all airlines flying into the EU would be required to abide by the program. Currently, the ETS only includes carbon dioxide emissions from industrial installations. The article describes how allocation of allowances to airlines will be set, and some of the controversies swirling around the inclusion of airlines in the scheme. Emissions from aviation currently amount to only three percent of total EU greenhouse gas emissions, but are increasing.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 40-42
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01042970
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 22 2007 12:01PM