Although the EU already has an emissions trading scheme (ETS) in place, a new paper from the Dutch government does not believe this goes far enough to counter the emissions from aviation, and without an “effective global instrument in place” it suggests that the European Commission should consider a new coordinated approach to aviation carbon taxation, amounting to an EU-wide passenger or flight tax on commercial flights. The paper says should a system would “prevent a shift in air passengers to neighbouring countries, avoid the accumulation of regulations and administrative burdens for airlines, and counter the fragmentation and disruption of
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