Country:European Union
Year:1999
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:1999
Policy Type:Policy Support, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)
Policy Target:
Agency:European Commission, DG Energy and Transport
URL:http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/transport/themes/air/english/air_transport_environment.htm
Description:The transport commissioner issued a strategy paper on air transport suggesting that EU may propose unilateral environmental charges on air transport by 2001 if no international action is taken in this area. The strategy also considers emissions trading and carbon offsets as possible means for curbing the climate impact of air transport. The strategy paper notes that while voluntary commitments to cut CO2 emissions are worth looking, they would need to set quantified targets well beyond business-as-usual improvements.

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