International Civil Aviation Organization

March 12, 2012 - 10:00am
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speaks at 2012 FAA Forecast Conference.

Critics vented frustration with Europe’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) during the FAA Forecast Conference March 8 in Washington, D.C. Leading the chorus of criticism, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood hinted that the U.S. government is considering “enforcement measures” to counter the European Union regulati

February 14, 2012 - 1:45pm

Unless it is renegotiated and resolved, the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) may degenerate and lead to far-reaching damage to the traveling public and trade relations between countries, according to Andrew Herdman, director general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).

February 14, 2012 - 6:15am
China Airlines Airbus A330-300

Asian air transport industry leaders yesterday signaled European Commission vice president Siim Kallas that they will step up their war against the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (ETS). But Kallas held firm, telling the Singapore Airshow’s Aviation Leadership Summit that while the EU is willing to negotiate over how ETS applies to airlines outside Europe, it will do so only on its own terms and is in no hurry to give ground.

February 2, 2012 - 10:03pm
ADS-B illustration

Passage of long-delayed FAA reauthorization legislation appeared imminent after U.S. House and Senate negotiators compromised January 31 on a four-year, $63 billion bill to fund the agency through Fiscal Year 2015.

November 7, 2011 - 10:00am
Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action

The governing council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), meeting on November 2 in Montreal, adopted a declaration opposing the European Union’s “unilateral” action to include non-EU aircraft operators in its emissions trading scheme (ETS) as of January. By endorsing the declaration, expressed in a “working paper” advanced by 26 countries, ICAO aligned with the international airline industry and a collection of countries including Brazil, China, the U.S., India, Japan and the Russian Federation, in fighting the EU requirement.

November 3, 2011 - 3:23pm

Led by the U.S., China and two dozen other nations, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted a “working paper” yesterday urging the European Union not to include non-EU carriers in its emissions trading scheme (ETS).

November 2, 2011 - 2:40am

The U.S. and its allies in opposition to the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) are expected to step up political pressure on Europe after apparently failing to block the controversial cap-and-trade program on legal grounds.

November 2, 2011 - 2:30am

The most likely solution to the battle over ETS lies in political compromise, according to Mehran Massih, counsel and head of the London-based environment practice at international law firm Shearman & Sterling. He views the European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general’s preliminary legal opinion as a wholesale rejection of the Air Transport Association case.

October 25, 2011 - 3:29pm

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly yesterday against U.S. participation in the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS), setting up an international confrontation between Western Europe and the rest of the world.

 
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