The Week Ahead: Proposal on Airline Emissions Expected to Be Introduced at European Parliament Committee Meeting


The European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will meet Nov. 27 in Brussels during which European Union lawmaker Peter Liese plans to propose changes to a draft law on greenhouse gas emissions from airlines to shorten the period in which curbs on international carriers are limited to the bloc's airspace.

As detailed in a Nov. 20 Energy and Climate Report article, the draft law was proposed by the European Commission in October and would narrow the scope of greenhouse gas curbs on flights to and from the region's airports from next year through 2020.

In addition to aviation emissions, the committee's agenda includes discussion of carbon capture and storage technology and greenhouse gas emissions from maritime transport.

Other Climate, Energy Events

On Nov. 27, the Department of Energy will hold a webinar on "Resources Available for Tribal Energy Project Development." The webinar will cover "go-to" resources available through DOE and other federal, state and local offices to assist tribes in getting their energy projects online.

The Florida Climate Institute will hold an event Nov. 25 in Gainesville on "Feeding 9 Billion in a Hotter World." The featured speaker will be David Lobell, associate professor at Stanford University in Environmental Earth System Science and associate director of Stanford’s Center on Food Security and the Environment.

The European University Institute and the Florence School of Regulation will hold an event Nov. 26 in Brussels on "EU Energy & Climate Policy: Where Do We Go From Here?" Featured speakers include Günther Hermann Oettinger, European commissioner for energy, and Connie Hedegaard, European commissioner for climate action.