Airlines win smoother path to carbon market

European commission tables significantly softened plan to bring aviation into EU ETS

The European commission tabled plans to bring international aviation into the EU emission trading scheme on Wednesday after making last minute cuts in the face of opposition from America and unease among airlines.

Europe must show leadership but also openness to continue dialogue with partners around the world to ultimately create a global emission trading system for aviation, environment commissioner Stavros Dimas told journalists in Brussels.

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