China, India airlines fail to meet EU ETS

But more than 1,200 airlines flying to the EU did submit data

The European Union says that Chinese and Indian airlines have yielded “systematic non-reporting” of emissions data, thereby violating their legal responsibilities under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. The EU gave the figure of 10 airlines but didn’t name names. The carriers now have until mid-June to report the data before action is taken is taken against them.
Last week, India’s civil aviation minister, Ajit Singh, told Reuters: “You cannot enforce laws outside your sovereign area. […] Its implications are huge. Now you are talking about aviation, tomorrow you will talk about shipping.”
Nevertheless, more than 1,200 airlines flying to and from the EU did submit data by the deadline of March 31, the EU says, even though many of them remain against including aviation in the ETS.
[photo courtesy European Commission]


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