Aviation and emissions trading in the European Union: pie in the sky or compatible with international law?

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In 2003, the then European Community1 adopted Directive 2003/87/EC, establishing a scheme for trading allowances of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.2 Directive 2003/87/EC mandated the establishment of an emissions trading scheme (ETS) within the European Community “to promote reductions of greenhouse gas emissions in a cost-effective and economically efficient manner.”3
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 12
Number of pages12
JournalEcology Law Currents
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • aviation
  • emissions
  • European Union
  • greenhouse gas emissions

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