European Commission suspending intercontinental flights from EU ETS for one year
The European Commission today proposed that the European Union defer the requirement for airlines to surrender emission allowances for flights into and out of Europe until after the 2013 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) General Assembly next autumn. This initiative follows the discussions that took place last week in the ICAO Council on a global market-based approach to regulating greenhouse gas emissions from aviation.
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