Airlines ask UN to broker deal on ETS

Worried IATA goes to United Nations to stop trade war

With countries ranging from the USA, China, India and Canada bitterly opposing the EU’s insistence to include airlines in its Emissions Trading Scheme, IATA has gone to the United Nations to ask it to broker an agreement to settle the issue.
The airline body warns that all sides could be damaged in a trade war if the issue is not resolved quickly. Given the seriousness of the issue, IATA’s director general and CEO, Tony Tyler, says that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations’ aviation standards agency, is the right body to reach a solution.
[pictured: contrails over France and the English Channel; photo courtesy MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC]


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