Propsal for changes to Aviaion ETS:

The European Commission proposes yet another batch of changes to EU ETS aviation. On 16 October, the Commission published a proposal for a change of the Directive for EU ETS. Scope for 2013 would be comparable to stop-the- clock for 2012, but differences on details (for example: the airspace approach).


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How should you plan for 2013 verification? Similarly to last year, we propose.


You should plan the verification of the full scope EU ETS data in the first quarter of 2014 as the formal approval is not expected before 31 March 2014. Until a final approval of the European Parliament has been obtained, the current legislation still applies. Once the requirements are formalised, it would be easy to downsize the scope of flights and related emissions for the Annual Emissions Report in order to be able to finalise the verification swiftly. If you would like to defer the planning of the verification until the requirements are formally clear this could represent a major timing risk should the 2013 reporting deadline remain unchanged.


We need to finalise our planning before the end of this year. Therefore, we kindly ask you to inform us about your intentions for the 2013 verification ultimately 1 December 2013. By doing so we are able to ensure availability of our staff accordingly for you.


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