The European Union plan to automatically adjust supply of carbon permits will start to be discussed by the region’s Parliament in September, according to the assembly’s environment committee chair Matthias Groote.
Germany has urged nine airlines in China, Russia, the U.S., Egypt, Switzerland and Moldova to comply with European Union emissions-trading rules or face the threat of sanctions, two German government officials said.
The European Union should ensure that future climate and energy policies do not undermine the competitiveness of its industry, already weakened by a price gap with the U.S., the bloc’s member states said.
Foreign airlines that failed to comply with emission curbs in the European Union’s cap-and-trade program must be forced to pay for their pollution, according to the Transport & Environment lobby group.
The European Union must ensure that its policies foster the growth of industry when it decides about new climate and energy goals for 2030, manufacturers including ArcelorMittal and RioTinto Alcan said.