Intra EU Flight reporting until 2016:

On April 3, the European Parliament voted to extend "Stop the Clock" until 2016. This change will limit the application of EU ETS to flights within the EU only and applies from 2013 to 2016. Although the amendment has been approved, it still has to be formally adopted by EU Member States in the European Council. This is forecasted to be at the end of April.

 

This is the situation in Europe right now:

  • The EU-ETS scheme has faced huge criticism from airlines in Russia, China and the US.
  • In an attempt to appease the aviation community and to motivate ICAO (the international community of airline states) to design a global endorsed solution, Europe had said “Stop the Clock” for 2012.
  • The ICAO assembly has so far produced meager results with a first milestone being available in 2016.
  • Therefore the EU has decided to continue “Stop the Clock”, which in essence means only Intra EU flights have to be reported, until 2016.
  • For the period 1 January 2013-31 December 2016, the following flights between an aerodrome in the EEA and an aerodrome in a country or territory outside the EEA are excluded from the scope of the EU ETS.
  • the deadline for submission of the verified emissions reports for the years 2013 and 2014 has been set for March 31st 2015.
  • If ICAO fails to deliver – then it will be full scope (reporting of all EU related flights) again.

The legislation requirest that annual emissions will be reported for the years 2013 and 2014 by the changed deadline of March 31st 2015.