Limiting CO2 emissions from international aviation (Decision)
A coordinated EU "position" for the forthcoming International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Assembly increases the likelihood that the concerns of European airlines will receive greater consideration at the Assembly. This is the conclusion reached by cep in its analysis of the EU Commission's proposal for a Decision to limit CO2 emissions in international aviation.
A "global market-based mechanism" at ICAO level may create a level playing field between European and non-European airlines. However, in order to avoid distortions of competition, all competing flights must be treated equally; not only those using "one and the same route" but also those using different hubs.