EU Innovation Policy: Lessons Learned from the Inclusion of Aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Legal Issues of Economic Integration 40, no.4 (2013): 339–362

23 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2020

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

The article looks at the inclusion of aviation in the European Union (EU) emissions trading scheme from the perspective of innovation.It argues that the initiative of the European Union to subject aviation to the scheme has functioned as a catalyst for innovation in the sector.Innovation has particularly manifested itself in the areas of air traffic management,aeronautics and biofuels. The article examines the EU mechanisms activated to foster innovation to draw conclusions on the existence and nature of an EU innovation policy. It approaches innovation as a means to achieve the objectives of the various EU policies rather than as an end in itself. Drawing upon the example of aviation it concludes that,although it does not appear that the EU has developed an autonomous system of horizontal rules on innovation, it does have plenty of instruments, which,if well-orchestrated,could lead to an innovation concert.

Note: “Reprinted from Legal Issues of Economic Integration 40, no. 4 (2013): 339–362, with permission of Kluwer Law International.”

Keywords: Innovation, air transport, EU emissions trading scheme, air traffic management, SESAR, biofuels

JEL Classification: K20, K21, K29, K32, K33, R40, R49

Suggested Citation

Lykotrafiti, Antigoni, EU Innovation Policy: Lessons Learned from the Inclusion of Aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (2013). Legal Issues of Economic Integration 40, no.4 (2013): 339–362, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3596554

Antigoni Lykotrafiti (Contact Author)

Queen Mary University of London ( email )

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London, WC2A 3JB
United Kingdom

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