EU Backing Off on Aviation Carbon Permits

EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard just announced that the EU will refrain from enforcing the new rules for international aviation requiring carbon emission permits for a part of international flights for one year.

Hedegaard says there is a chance for an international solution now, so the EU will back off as a sign of good will.

I guess that means it will take another year or two until this blows up into an international trade war grounding American airlines.



  1. […] I am all for such a proposal. On the other hand, this has been tried on a very small scale just recently when the EU extended the Emission Trade System to international aviation. Helm doesn’t mention it, but the response in China and the United States was not enthusiastic. And the EU Commission now wants to postpone enforcing the new law for one year. […]

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