Aviation: EU ETS & CORSIA

Aviation emissions have increased significantly in the EU, despite intra-EEA flights being included in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) since 2012. The revision proposes several changes such as the end of free allocation and a stronger decline of the ETS cap. CORSIA is an international mechanism to address aviation emissions, but has several flaws that threaten to severely diminish its effectiveness.

What Is The Glasgow Climate Pact?

The most high-profile commitment of the Glasgow Climate Pact was the promise to ‘phasedown’ coal use - rather than to phase it out. However, the pact did mark the first time in the UN climate process that the Parties recognised the need to rapidly reduce coal The Glasgow Climate Pact promised progress on finance, adaptation, Article 6, and employed strong language supporting the scientific consensus on climate change. Loss and damage and nature and biodiversity received far fewer concrete commitments in the final draft.

What Is Aquaculture?

Aquaculture describes the controlled farming of aquatic organisms, and has become an important part of food production in the modern world. Modern aquaculture began as a result of declining wild fish stocks from overfishing and growing populations. The two main forms of aquaculture are freshwater and marine aquaculture; within these two forms, there are a number of different methods used for a wide variety of aquatic species.

Categories Food & Agriculture

The FuelEU Maritime Initiative

In July 2021, the European Commission presented the FuelEU maritime initiative within its Fit for 55 package measures aiming to address maritime transport emissions by addressing market barriers that hamper their use and uncertainty about which technical options are market-ready. Maritime transport is critical to the European Union’s (EU) economy but the EU estimates that maritime carbon emissions account for almost 4% of total EU emissions (and for 11% of EU transport emissions)Maritime stakeholders expressed concerns that the regulation puts responsibility on shipping companies (not on the fuel producers); that the efficiency standard is not defined at the fleet level; and that they did not want any obligation on the choice of fuel and technology.

Categories EU - Policies

Post COP26 Analysis: A Focus on Gender

80% of people displaced by climate impacts are women and girls, yet only 33% of negotiators at COP26 were women. In order to address the gap in gender-focused climate finance, the UK pledged £165 million towards projects which address gender inequality in climate through the empowering of women. Education for girls is central to addressing gender inequality and combating the climate crisis

Categories COP26