European Council Agree to Include Aircraft Emissions in Trading Scheme

The European Council has agreed to include aircraft emissions in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme from 2012. The Council reached a political agreement yesterday, 20 December 2007. Aviation emissions will be capped at 100% of the average 2004-2006 levels, beginning in 2012.

The agreement will be adopted as a “common position” during 2008, before a second reading by the European Parliament.

Read the press release from the European Commission.