ReFuelEU Aviation

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Tuairim ó rannóg de chuid CESE: ReFuelEU Aviation

Practical information

Administrator: Ágota Bazsik , Assistant: Jacqueline NYEMA 

Foreseen for the EESC Section: 09 November 2021

Foreseen for the EESC Plenary session: 08-09 December 2021

Gist of the Commission document

As part of the European Green Deal, which sets out the need to reduce transport emissions by 90 % by 2050 (compared to 1990), the European Commission envisages the adoption of a proposal in April/May 2021 to support the increased production and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), so as to meet Paris Agreement climate change goals. The ReFuelEU Aviation initiative, which is announced among the 82 initiatives of the Action Plan of the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy will aim to set out harmonised rules at European Union level, aiming to maintain a competitive level playing field while increasing the uptake of SAF by aircraft operators and the distribution of sustainable aviation fuels at Union airports.