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CANSO SECRETARY-GENERAL EXPRESSES “CONCERN” AT EU EMISSIONS TRADING VOTE

CANSO Pressrelease 13th November 2007

CANSO, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation, has expressed concerns with the vote in the European Parliament to incorporate aviation into the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) from 2011.

CANSO Secretary-General Alexander ter Kuile said:
“While we accept that economic incentives have a part to play in driving reductions in emissions in all industries, including aviation, we have some concerns at the shape of the current proposal for the EU ETS.

Aviation is global industry and CANSO members believe global measures create a fair and equitable market environment. We believe that an emissions trading scheme is preferable to further taxation on air transport, but it should be designed in such a way as to ensure global participation, and deliver genuine reductions in emissions. The political priority should be to encourage practical schemes to reduce CO2 wherever possible, In Europe this includes Single European Sky which offers a huge opportunity to achieve considerable emissions reductions, through optimized and efficient use of airspace across the EU. Regretfully longstanding political hurdles continue to keep ANSPs from realising the maximum benefit of Single European Sky.

In view of the ETS decision CANSO Members are concerned that there has been no study of the impacts of an ETS on flight-efficiency and airspace capacity around the periphery of the EU. The re-routing of aircraft to avoid European ETS airspace will have implications for capacity, and could have negative environmental impacts if aircraft have to fly further to avoid a European charge.



Tackling environmental impacts is a CANSO priority and our members have helped airlines save the equivalent of 6 million tonnes of CO2 in 2006 alone. However, in seeking to reduce emissions, it is essential that we have a careful analysis and in-depth understanding of the trade-offs between various measures. We would prefer to see Europe’s politicians focus on overcoming the hurdles to a Single European Sky, rather than penalize aviation as a first resort in tackling the problem of climate change.”

CONTACT:
Chris Goater, Director of Communications
CANSO 0031 23 568 5380
chris.goater@canso.org



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