On 24 October 2014, the European Council (the “Council”) announced a package of measures (the “Conclusions”) designed to further reduce the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The Conclusions reflect the...more
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) emerged on 4 October 2013 from its much-anticipated 38th General Assembly meetings in Montreal with what looks like a consensus on the use of market based mechanisms (MBM)...more
On Wednesday, the European Parliament approved a proposal to delay the issue of 900 million emissions allowances (each representing the right to emit one metric ton of carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas equivalent, or CO2e)....more
Last week, the European Parliament rejected a proposal to reduce the quantity of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions allowances in order to fix a supply-demand imbalance in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)....more
“Application of the [EU] emissions trading scheme to aviation infringes neither the principles of customary international law at issue nor the Open Skies Agreement”.
This was the judgment of the European Court of...more
Since our client alert last week, the European Commission has published a draft Decision and ‘Questions and Answers’ (“Q&As”), elaborating on its proposal to ‘stop the clock’ on the international aviation elements of the EU...more
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