In the Civil Aviation Policy Memorandum 2020-2050 (Luchtvaartnota 2020-2050), the Rutte III government adopted and established the climate goals and ambitions of the Sustainable Aviation Agreement (Akkoord Duurzame Luchtvaart). This means that CO2 emissions of flights departing from the Netherlands must be reduced to at least 2005 levels by 2030. By 2050, emissions must be halved and by 2070, flights departing from the Netherlands should no longer emit CO2. The government is developing a CO2 cap to secure the climate targets set out in the Civil Aviation Policy Memorandum 2020-2050: this instrument should guarantee that the CO2 limit is not exceeded.
CE Delft has provided the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat) with recommendations on the format of the CO2 cap. It has prepared five reports in this context. The reports are part of the Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management’s letter to the Second Chamber: Letter accompanying National CO2 cap package
Recommendations for the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat, I&W) on the CO2 cap: Task 5 – Policy advice on international engagement
This study identified the international force field for the CO2 cap. Our focus extended beyond the options of a CO2 cap and considered which countries might be potential supporters or opponents of the instrument. We describe the arguments that supporters and opponents might put forward and advise how the Netherlands can best deal with them.