Aviation association calls for ETS singularity

Aviation association calls for ETS singularity

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) has urged the European Commission to adopt an ‘all or nothing’ approach to the implementation of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The association has written to EU vice president Kallas to withdrawal the ETS completely or suspend its introduction until the US and China settle their disputes over the scheme. In the US, carriers are trying to implement a bill that will make ETS illegal. “Aviation is a global industry and needs a global solution on emissions and climate change,” said Mike Ambrose, director general of ERA. “In pressing ahead with the EU ETS as a unilateral solution, the European Commission has brought the current situation on itself. A situation whereby intra-EU carriers would be the only airlines left complying with the scheme, would do nothing for the environment but would be detrimental to Europe’s economic stability, its businesses and citizens, particularly those in the EU’s regions.”

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