January 2, 2012

The Debate Over Aviation Emissions

Toni Johnson, Council on Foreign Relations

Starting January 1, the EU will require all international air carriers flying in and out of the airports of member states to participate in its carbon trading regime governing greenhouse gas emissions. Last week, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg rejected a petition (AviationInternational) by a group of U.S. airlines that argued the plan to impose the scheme on non-European airlines contravened international law and impinged on the sovereignty of other nations. . .

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