EU takes aim at global airline emissions pact

Transport - Politico - Key Takeaway: *The one place where the industry is required to cut back is in the EU. Since 2012, airlines flying within the European Economic Area are forced to buy permits covering 15 percent of the sector’s emissions under the Emissions Trading System — a bloc-wide carbon market. The EU has sought to expand the scheme to include international flights, but the effort was rebuffed in 2012 by major powers such as the United States and China.*

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