The European Commission's decision to include non-eu airlines in its emissions trading scheme has been deferred for now. Earlier, in a bid to curb its greenhouse gas emissions, European regulators had proposed that all airlines that land and take off in the eu will have to pay for their emissions.
Under the plan, flights within the eu were to be subject to the bloc's emissions trading scheme from 2011, while international flights arriving at or departing from the eu airports were to sign up for the scheme in 2012. The plan, however, had angered the us and Asian countries. The ec, thus, put a new scheme in place.
We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. You can further help us by making a donation. This will mean a lot for our ability to bring you news, perspectives and analysis from the ground so that we can make change together.
Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.