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The costs of the measures to control greenhouse gas emissions borne by the Argentine air transport.

Publication date: 
Tuesday 31 March 2015
Author: 
Carlos Galperín, Arturo Lewinger, María Victoria Lottici y Laura Daicz

This article estimated the potential cost for the Argentine air transport of the application of the emission trading system, currently being under discussion at the ICAO pursuant to the draft in force as of December 2014, as well as that derived from the waiver of the suspension of extra-community flights from the European Union regime. The cost for Aerolíneas Argentinas of applying the EU regime could be almost 10 times bigger than the one that would derive from applying the ICAO’s mechanism. This is due to the fact that the EU compels the compensation of the overall figure of the emissions made, whereas the ICAO mechanism would only compensate the emissions surpassing certain level of reference. This difference could be reduced in two thirds as long as Aerolíneas obtains free emission rights by the EU. The difference in costs shows the importance of the UE’s threat in case of not reaching an agreement at the ICAO. Adopting the ICAO’s option would have the additional cost of setting a precedent for the negotiation of the International Maritime Organization and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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6
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