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EU freezes airlines carbon emissions law

Posted on 13 November 2012

The unexpected climbdown was prompted by a decision to look into ways of encouraging airlines to cut their emissions. The European commission has made an unexpected climbdown over greenhouse gas emissions from aeroplanes, by suspending the carbon penalties it levies on flights taking off or landing from EU member states.
The extraordinary step was prompted by a decision by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on Friday to look into ways of encouraging airlines to cut their emissions, preferably through a “market-based mechanism” such as carbon trading. However, ICAO has only decided to start looking into the issue, and has not yet made a decision on whether to implement such a system………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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