European Union Documents
Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 119(11)),
AVIATION AND THE EU EMISSION TRADING SYSTEM
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 15051/13 and Addendum, a Draft Directive amending Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community, in view of the implementation by 2020 of an international agreement applying a single global market-based measure to international aviation emissions; welcomes the acknowledgement by the European Commission that the scope of the Aviation EU Emissions Trading System should be adjusted in light of progress made towards agreement on a global market-based measure for aviation emissions at the General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, in October 2013; and calls on the Government to seek revision of the System in a manner which will achieve a high level of compliance and reduce the risk of legal, political and commercial retaliatory actions from third countries, with a view to facilitating an agreement at the next ICAO General Assembly in 2016 on a global market-based measure for aviation emissions.—(Gregory Barker.)
Question agreed to.