Sonja van Renssen, leading environment journalist at, talks to Member of the European Parliament Peter Lieserapporteur on Aviation in the EU ETS, about the provisional agreement on including aviation in the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

On the 4th of March, the European Parliament, Council and European Commission reached a provisional agreement on ETS rules for aviation, which will restrict the scheme to intra-European flights until 2016, after which it would apply to all flights unless there is a global deal on airline emissions. In this interview, rapporteur Peter Liese explains what the deal means and his expectations for a global agreement. The Parliament’s environment committee is due to vote on the deal on 19 March and the plenary on 3 April 2014.