Adoption of a global scheme to offset carbon emissions is the key issue facing the ICAO Assembly in Montreal on Sept. 27-Oct. 7. Industry expects agreement will be reached on the landmark measure, but not without opposition from some countries and several environmental groups. The draft resolution on the global market-based measure (MBM) to be presented at the Assembly is not exactly what the aviation industry hoped for, making participation voluntary and not mandatory for the first six ...

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