Emissions reduction

Dutch Cabinet Introduces CO2 Emission Caps for Flights Starting 2025

March 2023

The Dutch cabinet has announced that from 2025, flights in the Netherlands will have their CO2 emissions capped.

The move is part of the government’s efforts to enhance sustainability in the aviation sector as outlined in the “Aviation Memorandum 2020-2050.” By setting clear and enforceable limits on permitted CO2 emissions, the new law aims to ensure that climate targets are met. Although specific thresholds for each airport are yet to be determined, the caps will remain fixed for several years, allowing airports to compensate for any excess emissions. The implementation will also explore measures such as monitoring and reporting of fuel data to regulate and forecast CO2 emissions effectively. The cap is scheduled to take effect in 2025.

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