EU Chronicle: 'Support for airport infrastructure under the Just Transition Fund'

EU Chronicle: 'Support for airport infrastructure under the Just Transition Fund'

  • Sábado, 12 de Dezembro de 2020

  •      A+  A-

Points (c), (d), (e) and (g) of Article 4 of the Regulation establishing the Just Transition Fund (JTF) set out certain activities eligible for financing, namely investments in clean energy infrastructure, in greenhouse gas emission reduction, energy efficiency and renewable energy, as well as investments in digitalisation and connectivity, and in the circular economy.

On 01 October 2020, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Francisco Guerreiro of the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, filed a written parliamentary question to the European Commission.

The Portuguese MEP Guerreiro asked the Commission “can the Member States receive support from the JTF for projects to construct, expand or upgrade airport infrastructure, whether civilian or military?” and “would it be right to assume that all investments not covered by Article 5, ‘Exclusion from the scope of support’, yet which meet the remaining eligibility criteria can be included in the territorial just transition plans and are, therefore, eligible for the JTF?”

On 02 December, Commissioner Elisa Ferreira, responsible for Cohesion and Reforms, responded on behalf of the European Commission.

“The aim of the Just Transition Fund (JTF) is to mitigate the economic and social adverse effects of the climate transition by supporting the most affected territories” stated Commissioner Ferreira. She added that “the proposal for a regulation establishing the JTF identifies types of investments for which expenditure may be supported” and “all supported activities should be pursued in full respect of the climate and environmental priorities of the Union”.

Commissioner Ferreira also clarified that “these objectives are reflected in the limited scope of support of the JTF as defined in Article 4 of the proposed regulation, which sets out an exclusive list of activities that the Fund shall support” and “investment in airport infrastructure is not included in the scope of the JTF and shall therefore not receive support”. She further explained that “JTF support will be conditional on the effective development and implementation of a transition process in territories identified as particularly challenged by the transition. Member States must prepare territorial just transition plans, detailing the transition process”.

Finally, Commissioner Ferreira concluded that “these plans can only propose and finance operations that are in line with the regulation, taking into account the scope of support defined in Article 4 and exclusions as per Article 5” and “only investments in line with the regulation and coherent with the territorial just transition plans can receive financial support from the JTF”.

Source: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/E-9-2020-005389_EN.html

Photo Credit : https://pixabay.com/photos/airport-airplane-aircraft-fly-3511342/

 

Lê a notícia aqui


Partilhar artigo

A ler também...

Agenparl.eu: 'Missions – MEPs to attend the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon – 27-06-2022 – Committee on Development – Committee on Fisheries – Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety'
  • Geral
  • Agenparl.eu: 'Missions – MEPs to attend the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon – 27-06-2022 – Committee on Development – Committee on Fisheries – Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety'

    Segunda-feira, 27 de Junho de 2022

    LER MAIS
    DN Madeira: 'Sara Cerdas entre os 12 eurodeputados na Conferência dos Oceanos da ONU'
  • DN Madeira
  • DN Madeira: 'Sara Cerdas entre os 12 eurodeputados na Conferência dos Oceanos da ONU'

    Sexta-feira, 24 de Junho de 2022

    LER MAIS
    Barlavento: 'Parlamento Europeu esteve à porta de Portimão'
  • Barlavento
  • Barlavento: 'Parlamento Europeu esteve à porta de Portimão'

    Quinta-feira, 23 de Junho de 2022

    LER MAIS
    Jornal do Algarve: 'Iniciativa ‘Parlamento Europeu à sua porta’ decorre atá amanhã'
  • Jornal do Algarve
  • Jornal do Algarve: 'Iniciativa ‘Parlamento Europeu à sua porta’ decorre atá amanhã'

    Sábado, 18 de Junho de 2022

    LER MAIS
    I Press Journal: Parlamento Europeu à sua porta chega a Portimão'
  • Geral
  • I Press Journal: Parlamento Europeu à sua porta chega a Portimão'

    Sexta-feira, 17 de Junho de 2022

    LER MAIS
    Postal: 'Stand móvel com eurodeputados vai estacionar na Zona Ribeirinha de Portimão para conversar'
  • Postal.pt
  • Postal: 'Stand móvel com eurodeputados vai estacionar na Zona Ribeirinha de Portimão para conversar'

    Sexta-feira, 17 de Junho de 2022

    LER MAIS
    + Algarve: 'Portimão | Conversas com Eurodeputados'
  • + Algarve
  • + Algarve: 'Portimão | Conversas com Eurodeputados'

    Quinta-feira, 16 de Junho de 2022

    LER MAIS
    Diário Online Região Sul: 'Conversas com eurodeputados chegam a Portimão'
  • Diário Online Região Sul
  • Diário Online Região Sul: 'Conversas com eurodeputados chegam a Portimão'

    Quinta-feira, 16 de Junho de 2022

    LER MAIS
    Sul Informação: 'Parlamento Europeu vai estar à porta dos portimonenses durante 3 dias'
  • Sul Informação
  • Sul Informação: 'Parlamento Europeu vai estar à porta dos portimonenses durante 3 dias'

    Quinta-feira, 16 de Junho de 2022

    LER MAIS
    Algarve Primeiro: 'Parlamento Europeu vai estar em Portimão de sexta a domingo'
  • Algarve Primeiro
  • Algarve Primeiro: 'Parlamento Europeu vai estar em Portimão de sexta a domingo'

    Quarta-feira, 15 de Junho de 2022

    LER MAIS

    mais notícias