30 September 2021

New letter: Inclusion of waste incineration in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)

On July 14, the EU Commission presented its plans to expand EU-wide emissions trading. However, CO2 emissions from waste incineration plants are not to be subject to a price. With more than 95 million tons of CO2 equivalents annually, waste incinerators in the EU are driving climate change. Six organisations sent a letter to the environment ministers of all EU member states urging them to advocate for the application of the polluter-pays principle and the extension of the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) to municipal waste incineration at the upcoming EU Council of Ministers meeting on 6 October. 

Read the letter here

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