As the deadline for the start of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme looms, the chorus of criticism is reaching a crescendo. Last month there were calls for the EU to withdraw plans to impose a unilateral ETS on non-EU airlines from the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) at its annual meeting in Abu Dhabi. “Unilateral and regional environmental initiatives, which ignore the boundaries of their jurisdiction, such as the European Emissions Trading Scheme, will not ...

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