Dutch to introduce limits on the carbon emissions of international…

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Dutch to introduce limits on the carbon emissions of international…

The Dutch cabinet has announced that flights from Dutch airports will have their CO2 emissions capped from 2025 depending on the airport.  It has not yet specified the different thresholds for each.  This follows the “Aviation Memorandum 2020-2050”, a 2020 memorandum which laid down the blueprint for measures to achieve increased “sustainability” in the Dutch aviation sector.  The Minister responsible for aviation said there is not yet any “global, European or national instrument that legally anchors aviation CO2 emissions in absolute terms. The CO2 cap provides this anchorage … and secures the climate goals for aviation by setting clear and enforceable limits on permitted CO2 emissions, thus creating a guarantee for meeting the climate targets …  The targets are currently unenforceable; without introducing a legal cap, there is a risk that CO2 emissions from aviation will in practice turn out higher than agreed, as a result of which the goals of the Aviation Memorandum will not be met.” The cap is planned to be implemented in 2025. .Tweet     Dutch to introduce carbon cap at airports from 2025 By Benedikt Stöckl | EURACTIV.com 20 Mar 2023 The law follows up on the “Aviation Memorandum 2020-2050”, a 2020 memorandum which laid down the blueprint for measures to achieve increased sustainability in the Dutch aviation sector. Flights will have their CO2 emissions capped from 2025 depending on the airport, the Dutch cabinet announced on Friday without yet specifying the different thresholds for each. The law follows up on the “Aviation Memorandum 2020-2050”, a 2020 memorandum which laid down the blueprint for measures to achieve increased sustainability in the Dutch aviation sector. “Currently, there is no global, European or national instrument that legally anchors aviation CO2 emissions in absolute terms. The CO2 cap provides this anchorage. The CO2 cap secures the climate goals for aviation by setting clear and enforceable limits on permitted CO2 emissions, thus creating a guarantee for meeting the climate targets […],” Infrastructure and Water Management Minister Mark Harber stated in a letter to parliament. “The targets are currently unenforceable; without introducing a legal cap, there is a risk that CO2 emissions from aviation will in practice turn out higher than agreed, as a result of which the goals of the Aviation Memorandum will not be met,” he added. The ceiling will be implemented individually at each air

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