BRUSSELS/MONTREAL (Reuters) – European countries expressed support for an “imperfect” compromise to curb global aviation emissions on Wednesday but still face pressure to drop a key demand – to be able to apply the EU’s carbon trading scheme to foreign air carriers.
Delegates to the U.N.’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) are meeting in Montreal to try to hammer out a global agreement to set a path toward creating a global market-based mechanism by 2020 that would help limit growing carbon emissions in the sector.
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BRUSSELS/MONTREAL, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Britain, France and
Germany are ready to water down the EU’s position on aviation
emissions to try to strike a global deal after some regions
threatened a trade war when the EU put in place restrictions on
its own, sources close to the talks said.
But the sources said the shift in stance by the countries
could jeopardise the EU’s carbon trading scheme – the central
plank of its climate policy – and put them on collision course
with the European Parliament, which could reintroduce the EU
emissions restrictions if it is not happy with a global deal.