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ERA is committed to supporting a transition to more sustainable aviation. To achieve this requires utilising a basket of measures and the association is therefore active on a number of environmental initiatives, including the EU ETS, CORSIA, the European Green Deal and Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs), to ensure they are fit for purpose for the industry and can make a real contribution to reducing aviation's environmental footprint.

See also our sustainable aviation pages here for more information on our sector and our members' environmental initiatives.

Refuel EU adopted in plenary

19 September 2023: Last week, the European Parliament appro

Clean Aviation approves more funds for additional projects

18 September 2023:  The Governing Board of the Clean A

CountEmissions EU feedback open until September

25 July 2023: The Commission presented the Greening Freight

Greening freight package: Count Emission for Aviation

11 July 2023: The European Commission has submitted to the EU co

Destination 2050 Roadmap will be updated for 2024

11 July 2023: ERA along the associations involved in Destin

Net Zero Industry Act Public Consultation

26 June 2023: ERA has responded to the EC Public Consultati

Joint letter to the Spanish Presidency on the Energy Taxation Directive

19 June 2023: ERA has, along with other aviation and tourism ass

ECAC 6th Environment Forum

13 June 2023: ERA attended the ECAC 6th Environment F

Upcoming RLCF Alliance dates

7 June 2023: The RLCF (Renewable and Low-Carbon Fuels

​​AZEA Steering Committee – third meeting​

25 May 2023: The third meeting of AZEA Steering Committee,

Virtual ATAG meeting on carbon offsetting

16 May 2023: The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) is prepa

Council and Parliament reach agreement on ReFuelEU Aviation

2 May 2023: The Council and the Parliament have

ERA webinar on the non-CO2 effects of aviation

2 May 2023: There is currently a general interest in focuss

European Parliament approves Emissions Trading System reform

19 April 2023: Yesterday, the European Parliament plenary

EU proposal for a Directive on Green Claims

5 April 2023: The ‘Green Claims’ proposal aims to address g

Political agreement reached on RED III

4 April 2023: The EU co-legislators have reached a provisio

RLCF Alliance round tables kick off

23 January 2023: The RLCF Alliance, a broad initiative to e

ATM/ANS environmental report

19 January 2023: The ATM/ANS Environmental Transparency Working Group was es

Updates on ReFuelEU Aviation trilogues

10 January 2023: The third trilogue on the ReFuelEU Aviatio

Political agreement reached on EU ETS Aviation

12 December 2022: The European Council and Parliament reach

Energy Taxation Directive joint letter

6 December 2022: A4E, ACI Europe, ASD, CANSO Europe, EBAA, ERA,

AZEA holds first General Assembly

29 November 2022: AZEA – the Alliance for Zero Emission Avi

AZEA membership list released

30 September 2022: The European Commission (DG DEFIS) has releas

Updates on Fit for 55 package

30 September 2022: September 2022, the inter-institutional

Open letter to Fit for 55 interinstitutional negotiators

6 September 2022: European aviation associations – ACI EURO

Countries support global ‘Net-zero 2050’ emissions target at ICAO talks

26 July 2022: After four days of deliberations, ministers and of

UK sets out strategy to reach net zero aviation

26 July 2022: The UK has set out its strategy to reach

Updates on Refuel EU Aviation

8 July 2022: The European Parliament adopted its posit

Updates on the EU ETS

8 July 2022: The Council adopted its general approach for t

Alliance for Zero-Emission Aviation

27 June 2022: The European Commission formally launched the

EUROCONTROL’s 'Objective Skygreen' 2022–2030 report

1 June 2022: EURCONTROL has published its published its 'Ob

EUROCONTROL Aviation Sustainability Briefing

31 May 2022: EUROCONTROL has published the sixth edition of

EUROCONTROL’s outlook on flights and CO2 forecasts

19 April 2022: EUROCONTROL published its Aviation Outlook 2

Updates on Taxonomy – sustainable finance

6 April 2022: On 30

T&E’s roadmap to climate-neutral aviation

22 March 2022: The NGO Transport and Environment (T&E)

TRAN’s draft report on the Energy Taxation Directive

23 February 2022: The Committee on Transport & Tourism has p

ICAO CAEP’s conclusion on the LTAG for international aviation

22 February 2022: ICAO’s Committee on Avaition Environmenta

Destination 2050 - latest updates for members

9 February 2022: Following publication of the Destination 2050 i

ERA’s position on Fit for 55 proposals

10 December 2021: ERA has published its position on the rel

First study on use of 100 per cent SAF

30 November 2021: ERA members Airbus and Rolls-Royce, alongside

Ff55 progress report from the Slovenian Presidency

30 November 2021: The Slovenian Presidency has published a progr

ART meeting with Commissioner Valean and French Minister Djebarri

17 November 2021: On 16 November, ERA took part in an Aviation R

UK lowers APD for domestic flights

16 November 2021: While several European States are announcing i

Swedavia introduces CO2 emission charge

16 November 2021: From 1 January 2022, Swedish airport oper

23 countries sign the International Aviation Climate Ambition Coalition

11 November 2021: Representatives from 23 countries la

EUROCONTROL’s Aviation Sustainability Briefings

2 November 2021: In October 2021, Eurocontrol published its

14 German organisations propose short-haul flight ban

21 October 2021: In Germany, 14 organisations from the environme

Belgian ‘boarding’ tax

19 October 2021: In the past week, the Belgian government h

Updates on EASA’s environmental label

19 October 2021: An airline working group on the EASA environmen

EUROCONTROL’s data snapshot on sustainability

5 October 2021: Following the summer’s traffic, on 21 Septe

Alliance on Zero Emission Aviation

7 September 2021: The European Commission has launched a co

EUROCONTROL study on climate change risks for EU aviation

6 September 2021: Eurocontrol has published its study on cl

ITF report: Decarbonising Air Transport

31 August 2021: The International Transport Forum has published

Decarbonising Transport. A Better, Greener Britain

22 July 2021: The UK Government has set out its commitments and

UK aviation industry sets new interim targets

29 June 2021: The UK aviation industry has set new interim

Climate law rejected in Switzerland

29 June 2021: The carbon emissions law adopted by the Swiss

EUROCONTROL’s data snapshot on sustainability

15 June 2021: EUROCONTROL has published its 11th data

EUROCONTROL Stakeholder Forum on sustainability

27 May 2021: EUROCONTROL Stakeholder Forum on electrific

ICCT paper on tankering and SAFs

19 May 2021: The International Council on Clean Transportation (

EUROCONTROL Think Paper on the perfect green flight

20 April 2021: On 20 April, EUROCOTNROL published its 10th

European Environmental Agency’s Train or Plane? Report

24 March 2021: In light of the Paris Agreement and the European

European Commission launches European Innovation Council

18 March 2021: On 18 March, the European Commission

French climate law

10 February 2021: French President Macron presented a proposal f

ECAC’s fourth environmental forum

27 January 2021: On January 19, 20 and 21 ECAC hosted the fourth

Update on aviation’s non-CO2 effects

9 December 2020: The European Commission has requested that the