The environment can be successfully influenced by the right economic measures. For example, incentives focusing on efficiency can have a strong environmental dimension; a key example being measures implemented to reduce fuel burn (and associated cost), which can have a direct link to lower CO2 emissions.
As a regulator, the CAA has statutory roles that are concerned with lowering costs and improving efficiency, where incentives and metrics can play a part.
- We undertook a review of the impact of noise and NOx landing charges at selected UK airports.
- To assist the UK Government in its discussions at the ICAO General Assembly the CAA produced a report on the Practicalities of an Airspace Based Emissions Trading SystemWe continue to provide advice to the Environment Agency to aid them with the administration of the EU-ETS.
- The CAA launched its consultation on its new publication duties that will provide better information to consumers and the public in relation to UK aviation. Within this document it outlines what we are proposing to do on environmental information; where we’re proposing to focus initially on CO2 emissions and noise.