Only India, China carriers steady on ETS opposition

A total of 10 Chinese and Indian carriers have broken the European Union’s law requiring them to comply with the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), while all other international carriers flying to, or from Europe have complied, the EU’s climate chief said.


China carriers steady on ETS opposition Only India


A total of 10 Chinese and Indian carriers have broken the European Union’s law requiring them to comply with the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), while all other international carriers flying to, or from Europe have complied, the EU’s climate chief said. The controversial law requiring all airlines to participate in the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme has prompted massive global outcry and threats of a trade war. But despite the cacophony of protest and threats of non-compliance and trade sanctions, only eight Chinese and two Indian carriers have delivered on those threats not to comply, while more than 1,200 airlines have met the EU’s requirements. “We have given them (India and China) until mid-June to report back their data,” EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard told a news briefing without identifying who the airlines were that failed to meet the 31 March deadline. Penalties for breaking the EU law start at 100 euros per tonne of carbon airlines fail to pay for.