The European Commission (EC) has retained its controversial Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for only intra-European flights. The move was taken in the light of the 2016 ICAO Assembly decision to introduce a global market-based measure to stabilize carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The decision means that the most controversial part of the ETS, which sought to impose carbon offsetting measures on airlines based outside the European Economic Area (EEA), will remain in abeyance. The EEA consists ...

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