UK Government reaction to Assembly outcome on market-based options

Following talks that concluded today at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Assembly in Montreal, member states reached agreement on policies and practices to tackle the impact of aviation on climate change.

The measures include:

  • Continued endorsement of emissions trading;
  • Further work on the suitability of charges;
  • Encouraging voluntary agreements between States and industry to reduce aircraft emissions

The package also explicitly recognises, for the first time, that the ICAO policy on the exemption of aviation fuel from taxation has been called into question in some States.




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