U.N. Moves to Cut Airline Emissions

National Journal
Alex Brown
Oct. 4, 2013, 3:20 a.m.

The United Na­tions com­mit­tee on avi­ation reached a deal Thursday on how to cut emis­sions in the air­line in­dustry by 2020, but left out a European Uni­on plan to ap­ply its emis­sions-trad­ing sys­tem to in­ter­con­tin­ent­al flights, Re­u­ters re­ports.

The com­mit­tee agreed that when it next meets, in 2016, it will es­tab­lish a mar­ket-based mech­an­ism for avi­ation emis­sions. Some de­vel­op­ing coun­tries pushed for and got an ad­di­tion to the text stat­ing that the plan will take eco­nom­ic factors in­to ac­count.

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