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The fight must go on to protect the EU's right to continue with its own aviation emissions scheme | Jeff Gazzard
The fight must go on to protect the EU's right to continue with its own aviation emissions scheme
Fri 28 Sept 2016 - ICAO Member States start their triennial Assembly next week and one of the key items up for discussion is the development and implementation of a Global Market Based Measure (GMBM) to try and control and reduce civil aviation's growing use of fossil fuel via the use of a price mechanism that includes the cost of CO2 emissions in airline ticket prices. At the heart of this measure is the industry-led target of carbon-neutral growth of aviation emissions from 2020, which as designed is unlikely to meet the UN’s own climate goals, writes Jeff Gazzard. The GMBM proposal also attempts to disband the European Union's own emissions scheme for aviation, the EU ETS. Europe, he insists, along with global environmental NGOs and those countries most at risk from climate change, must come away from the Assembly with the EU's right to keep it intact. Read more ...