Global aviation body pushes to free airlines from EU ETS

The International Civil Aviation Organization has adopted a resolution that seeks to make its Corsia carbon offsetting scheme the only such measure to control airlines' CO2 emissions

The International Civil Aviation Organization has adopted a resolution that seeks to make its Corsia carbon offsetting scheme the only such measure to control airlines' CO2 emissions, putting pressure on an EU that applies its emissions trading system to European flights.

The resolution adopted at ICAO's general assembly on Friday states that “Corsia is the only global market-based measure applying to CO2 emissions from international aviation” to avoid a “patchwork” of regional schemes and ensure emissions are accounted for only once.

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