The European Parliament today voted overwhelmingly to adopt legislation that exempts flights in and out of the European Economic Area (EEA) from the EU emissions trading system until December 2023, when the UN aviation agency’s global offsetting scheme is set to begin.
A plenary vote in Strasbourg saw the parliament adopt a report by UK Conservative MEP Julie Girling with 544 votes in favour to 54 against, with 31 MEPs abstaining.
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