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Including Aviation in the European Union Scheme for Emission Allowance Trading: Stimulating Global Market-Based Measures

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Abstract: To realize international emission reduction targets, the European Union introduced a scheme for emission allowance trading. Despite large resistance from countries and companies, aviation activities were included in the scope of the trading scheme. In Air Transport Ass’n of America v. Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, the Court of Justice of the European Union had to decide whether the scheme was contrary to international law. After long disagreement at an international level, the International Civil Aviation Organization decided to look into market-based models for international aviation. Therefore, the European Union decided to temporarily derogate from the enforcement of its scheme. Whether this will give rise to a global scheme by 2020 is yet to be revealed. This article shows what led the European Union to introduce its scheme for emission allowance trading in the field of aviation. Nevertheless, the main question is why the European Union decided to “stop the clock” on the application of aviation activities. Perhaps it could be as a result of large international concerns or a desire to create an international market-based model. The question remains whether the application of the emission allowance trading in the field of aviation is contrary to international agreements and customary international law, or whether the European Union wanted to take a leading role with its emission allowance trading scheme. The final question is if there is a future for the European Union emission trading scheme for aviation activities or whether the scheme will be substituted for a worldwide market-based measure.

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