Extracts from the press conference by Connie Hedegaard, on updates on aviation emissions
On 16 October 2013, Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, gave a press conference on the EC proposal to amend the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS).
The EC proposed amending the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) so that aviation emissions would be covered for the part of flights that takes place in European regional airspace. The adjustment in the legislation would apply from 1 January 2014 and until a planned global market-based mechanism becomes applicable to international aviation emissions by 2020, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). PHOTO SHOTLIST