Press Release: Agreement reached on cutting Aviation Emissions

EU lawmakers last night reached a deal that will continue to see international flights exempted from the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme until 2023. ECR MEP Julie Girling was the European Parliament’s lead negotiator and has welcomed the agreement that will still see internal flights within the EU coming under the ETS and contributing more to emissions reductions on an annual basis. Mrs. Girling successfully proposed introducing a time limit for the exemption that will see it lapse on 31st December 2023. With the International Civil Aviation Authority due to introduce a global carbon offsetting scheme for the sector in 2021, the time limit will enable lawmakers to assess whether the global scheme makes an effective contribution to the objectives of the Paris Agreement and amend the provisions of the ETS accordingly.

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Press Release: Aviation emissions: MEPs reach deal with Council

The legislation, informally agreed on Wednesday evening by Parliament and Council negotiators, will prolong the exemption for intercontinental flights until 31 December 2023, when the first phase of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)’s Carbon Reduction and Offsetting Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) scheme will kick in. This will prevent legal gaps, as the exemption was due to expire at the end of this year. MEPs ensured that the European Commission will have to review the legislation with a view to including the CORSIA scheme in the EU Emission Trading System (ETS), so intra-EU and intercontinental flights are covered by a single system.

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Draft Council conclusions on “A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy”

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1902 of 18 October 2017 amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 1031/2010 to align the auctioning of allowances with Decision (EU) 2015/1814 of the European Parliament and of the Council and to list an auction platform to be appointed by the United Kingdom

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Report back on the trilogue on Aviation and the ETS (19 October 2017)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Report back on the trilogue on revision of the EU ETS (19 October 2017)

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Press Release: Extending current aviation rules in the EU emissions trading system – provisional deal reached

On 18 October, the Estonian Presidency reached a provisional agreement with European Parliament representatives on a regulation to extend existing provisions covering  aviation activities in the EU emissions trading system (ETS) regulation beyond 2016 and to prepare for the implementation of the global market-basedmeasure as of 2021. The provisional text will be submitted to the EU ambassadors for political endorsement.

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Stakeholder: 5 Points on Copper, Carbon Pricing and EU Competitiveness

Dr Katia Lacasse of the European Copper Institute has defined five points concerning copper, carbon pricing and future competitiveness in the European Union ahead of tomorrow’s Eurometaux-led meeting that asks: how can we really enable Europe’s low-carbon transition?

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Inception Impact Assessment: Carbon Leakage List 2021-2030

Commission Decision determining, pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC, a list of sectors and subsectors which are deemed to be exposed to a significant risk of carbon leakage, for the period 2021 to 2030. Full article…

Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (18 & 20 October 2017)

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Agenda: EP ENVI Committee Meeting (19 October 2017)

Agenda items concern climate change, environment and trade policy.

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Call for Tender: Revision of free allocation rules and guidance for EU ETS phase 4

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Press Release: Cutting greenhouse emissions in effort sharing sectors to bring us closer to Paris goals

On 13 October, the Environment Council agreed its position on the effort sharing regulation setting out binding annual emissions targets for each member state for the period 2021-2030.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Internal market for electricity (recast) and Common rules for the internal market in electricity (recast) (12 October 2017)

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Proposal to enhance cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments (Revision of the EU ETS)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – European Court of Auditors’ Landscape review on Energy and climate (11 October 2017)

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Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (11 October 2017)

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Proposal on continuing current limitations of scope for aviation activities and to prepare to implement a global market-based measure from 2021

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Report: Auctions for Germany (August 2017)

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Proposal to enhance cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments

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Briefing: EU energy policy [What Think Tanks are thinking]

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Agenda: Working Party on the Environment (2, 3 & 5 October 2017)

The agenda includes items in energy & climate and environment & transport.

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OPP Meeting Summary: Report back on ongoing interinstitutional negotiations on the revision of the EU ETS and ETS for Aviation (28 September 2017)

A summary of the report back on ongoing interinstitutional negotiations is now available.

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