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EU ETS airline challenges

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • April 1 2012

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman John Mica (R-FL) and U.S. airline representatives March 28 urged the administration to use an international aviation treaty to challenge the European Union’s plan to include American carriers in its Emissions Trading System

EU ETS Airlines in unified registry

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • February 5 2012

The European Commission announced January 30 that airlines covered under the European Union Emissions Trading System can now open accounts to track their emissions allowances in a unified registry

EU airline rule could be altered

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • February 12 2012

Jos Delbeke, director general of the European Commission’s climate department said February 7 that the International Civil Aviation Organization has a last chance to forestall the full inclusion of airlines in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System for greenhouse gases if it can agree on concrete emissions cutting measures within six to eight months

EU airline decision unchanged

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • January 22 2012

The European Commission sent a letter January 16 to U.S. Secretaries of State and Transportation asserting that it will not change its decision to include U.S. airlines in the European Union Emissions trading System

ICAO emissions reductions efforts

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, Global
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  • July 1 2012

On June 29, the International Civil Aviation Organization's Ad Hoc Working Group on Market-Based Measures is working on three options for a global, market-based system for reducing airlines' greenhouse gas emissions, in order to defuse industry and government tension over the unilateral creation of an EU aviation emissions trading system

EU aviation emissions trading opponents to meet

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • July 29 2012

The U.S. Departments of State and Transportation will host a meeting July 31-August 1 of 15 countries that oppose the European Union’s decision to include aviation emissions in its cap and trade system

Chinese, Indian airline GHGs

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • May 20 2012

The European Commission said May 15 that airlines from China and India have systematically failed to comply with a requirement to provide data on their 2011 greenhouse gas emissions as part of their integration into the European Union Emissions Trading System

EU court confirms inclusion of international airlines in ETS

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • January 8 2012

The European Union’s Court of Justice ruled December 21 that an attempt by United States airline operators to avoid inclusion in the EU’s Emissions Trading System is invalid and not justified by international law or specific agreements between the two parties

Global aviation emissions negotiations

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, Global
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  • March 25 2012

Speaking at the annual Aviation and Environment Summit March 21, Mary Veronica Tovsak-Pleterski, director for European and International Carbon Markets with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Climate Action, said that the European Union is ready to secure a global deal on reducing air transit emissions, but that it will not suspend application of its Emissions Trading System to encourage a multilateral solution

Lawful to include US airlines in ETS

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • October 9 2011

European Court of Justice Advocate-General Juliane Kokott released a court opinion October 6 that is expected to play an important role in the international policy dispute over whether U.S. airlines will be included in the European Union greenhouse gas emissions trading system: that inclusion of U.S. airlines in the trading program is lawful