EU warns members over UN aviation carbon scheme

The European Commission has said that EU member states should withhold their signatures from the UN aviation agency’s carbon scheme before taking a final decision in 2020

The European Commission has said that EU member states should withhold their signatures from the UN aviation agency’s carbon scheme before taking a final decision in 2020.

The Commission said on Monday it wants EU governments to notify the UN aviation body ICAO of their concerns, known as a reservation, about proposed rules for the CORSIA scheme before the 1 December deadline.

“The EU must not sign up unconditionally to CORSIA. At stake is not just whether the EU thinks CORSIA is good enough, but whether we retain the right to regulate aviation emissions in Europe. The Commission did the right thing,” said Bill Hemmings, aviation director at campaign group Transport and Environment

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