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MEPs call for EU regulation of ships and planes’ carbon under reformed ETS

15/12/2016
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EU lawmakers’ vote today to include shipping in the emissions trading system (ETS) and bring the cap on aviation emissions into line with other sectors, as part of a reformed ETS, is fair and will help ensure ships and planes will not undermine climate action in other industries, sustainable transport group Transport & Environment has said.

The European Parliament’s environment committee called for EU shipping emissions to be included in the ETS from 2023 if the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) does not deliver a global deal by 2021. MEPs also voted for the cap on aviation carbon emissions to decline in line with other sectors and for a reduction in the number of free allowances, which airlines have been using to achieve windfall profits. [...]

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