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EU ETS and Aviation

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The aviation sector has been included in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme from 1 January 2012 as part of EU efforts to reduce emissions by 20% by 2020.

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The aviation sector has been included in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme from 1 January 2012 as part of efforts to reduce emissions by 20% by 2020. The scheme covers all airlines flying to and from the EU and has been met with opposition from Governemnts and airlines from outside the EU.

Commons Briefing papers SN05533

Author: Elena Ares

Topics: Aviation, Climate change

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