The European Parliament’s environment committee (ENVI) yesterday backed the European Commission’s proposal to temporarily exempt flights between the EU and third countries from the EU’s emission trading scheme (EU ETS). It was not a blanket endorsement, with ENVI members voting to add amendments limiting the “stop-the-clock” procedure to one year maximum and prolonging it only if the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) makes “substantial progress” on a global market-based ...

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