Statement by Secretary of State Edward Davey on the temporary suspension of the aviation EU ETS
Secretary of State Edward Davey said:
“The UK welcomes the progress made on Friday in the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and fully supports the establishment of a High Level Group. We hope that ICAO is able to build upon the current momentum to deliver a successful and ambitious outcome at the General Assembly.
“We welcome the Commissions proposed approach to “stop the clock”. It is right that ICAO are given more time to make progress on reaching a global deal on aviation emissions.
“We look forward to seeing a formal legislative proposal emerge from the Commission. Once we receive more detail, we will engage constructively to help secure a positive outcome as soon as possible.”
On the impact of this announcement on forthcoming UK auctions of EUAs:
“We will review forthcoming auctions once we receive more detailed information from the Commission on the substance of their proposal”.