31 October 2008

EU Council finalises Directive to include aviation in ETS

On 24 October 2008 the Council of the European Union approved a directive bringing into law the inclusion of aviation in the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme. A press release announced the decision (see previous post).

The United States Ambassador to the European Union, Kristen Silverberg, has written a letter to the European Commission dated 30 October 2008 reiterating US concerns.

Press releases reacting to the Council decision came from IATA, the Association of European Airlines (AEA) and the ELFAA.

EurActiv.com has a "links dossier" providing access to background on the aviation and emissions trading issue.

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