UN aviation agency 'dragging feet' on efforts to tackle emissions
Green groups have condemned a "vague" commitment by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to put in place measures to tackle airline emissions during the second half of the decade.
The UN body yesterday agreed to have the tools in place by 2016 that will be needed to develop a global market-based measure to reduce greenhouse gases from aviation, Jos Delbeke, director general for climate at the European Commission, told reporters in Brussels.
The conclusion is weaker than the EU would have liked, but EU climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard welcomed "progress" at the body, which has made little advance in 16 years of talks.
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