Resistance to the EU’s unilateral decision to extend the mandates of its aviation Emissions Trading Scheme to virtually all airlines flying into the Community is as extensive as the worldwide reach of the scheme itself. According to IATA, at least 120 countries formally recorded their opposition to the cap-and-trade scheme at the ICAO General Assembly in October 2010, the same meeting at which ICAO’s 190 contracting states agreed to strive for carbon-neutral growth from 2020 ...

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