Vote on Scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading:
- extracts from the vote on the report by Peter LIESE (EPP, DE)
Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 16/04/2013 First transmission: 16/04/2013
MEPs agreed to temporarily exclude intercontinental flights from the Emissions Trading System (ETS) scheme, designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The draft law, prepared by Peter Liese (EPP, DE), was adopted by 577 votes to 114, with 21 abstentions. It includes an agreement with the Council temporarily to suspend the ETS for intercontinental flights, so as to facilitate progress towards a global agreement within the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). "Aviation emissions have more or less doubled since 1990. They are increasing constantly," rapporteur Peter Liese (EPP, DE) highlighted. "Objections from non-EU countries to being included in the ETS are not founded. We only stop the clock because we want to achieve a framework for a worldwide convention within the ICAO. We are not prepared to keep this derogation for more than one year." He called on the EU to challenge US Secretary of State John Kerry during the negotiations, adding: "After the Kerry-Lieberman bill, if the US doesn't make an effort towards an agreement in ICAO, Mr. Kerry will lose credibility."
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||Exterior shot of the EP, Strasbourg.
||EP Vice-President Alejo VIDAL-QUADRAS opens the vote on the report by Peter LIESE (EPP, DE) on Scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading. Cutaway on rapporteur.
||Final vote by roll-call.
||Result on screen: report is adopted by 577 votes to 114, with 21 abstentions.