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EU ETS Directive revision concerning aviation

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the EU Emission Trading System Directive concerning aviation, open until 28 August 2020.

The revision will at how to integrate CORSIA within the EU ETS system in order to be aligned with the EU’s 2030 climate targets. The initiative assesses different policy options on the implementation:

  1. EU ETS full legal scope
  2. Intra-EU/EFTA ETS only
  3. CORSIA only
  4. ETS-CORSIA ‘clean cut’
  5. ETS-CORSIA ‘mix’
  6. ETS-CORSIA ‘mix’ according to licence of aircraft operators

The initiative will also propose to increase the number of allowances being auctioned under the System as far as aircraft operators are concerned and therefore a reduction of the free allowances allocated to airlines. There will be an examination of the following policy options:

  1. Status quo
  2. Immediate phase out
  3. Swift phase out
  4. Slow phase out
  5. Slow reduction

An impact assessment is also underway and will be completed by the end of the year.

ERA encourages its members to take part in the public consultation open until 28 August 2020. You will find the inception impact assessment in the downloads section at the top of this page.