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Include aviation in the GHG reduction commitments of European countries
CORSIA of ICAO will produce increased GHG emissions of international air transport. Without additional GHG reduction measures air transport will spoil the national GHG reductions of European countries.
Aviation is kept outside the Paris Climate Agreement. CORSIA of ICAO will not reduce aviation GHG but lead to increased emissions. Without additional GHG reduction measures air transport will spoil the national reductions of European countries.
In most of these countries large airports offer international business connections that are valuable assets in their national economy. Therefore their international air transport should realize the same GHG-reduction as the rest of their economies. Create level-playing fields and include international air transport in the national Paris Agreement targets of these countries.
That will create a legal basis to take effective national measures and fully promote an effective EU ETS with declining caps for all air transport, both intra and extra Europe.
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