MEP urges improved global deal on aviation emissions

The EU should accept intercontinental flights cannot be brought into its EU’s emissions trading system and push for a better global scheme, MEP Peter Liese said on Wednesday

The EU should accept intercontinental flights cannot be brought into its emissions trading system (ETS) and push for a better global scheme, MEP Peter Liese said on Wednesday.

The International Civil Aviation Organization agreed in October on a carbon offsetting scheme for global aviation (CORSIA). In response the European Commission proposed to continue an exemption for long-haul flights from the ETS in February.

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