In relation to the reporting of 2011 aviation emissions by international carriers, the European Commission has confirmed that only 10 carriers (8 from China and 2 from India) have not provided the data on time. These 10 carriers have now been given until mid-June to report their carbon emissions. If they do not comply by then, then the Members States where the airlines operate will apply penalties. These penalties differ from one Member State to another and could include denied landing rights.
Sun Cuihua, vice director of the Climate Change Department, National Development and Reform Commission, has indicated that China is due to launch a study in order to identify ways of including aviation in its domestic ETSi (to be launched in 2016). In a tweet reacting to the news, Climate Change Commissioner Connie Hedegaard asked whether this could prove to be an interesting new development.
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