US at #ICAO_A38: “We cannot afford to let this assembly fail by…letting ICAO down an ideological dead end” -T. Stern; calls for global MBM
Russia, India, China and South Africa seem to have momentum now at #ICAO_A38 but the day is young
Unclear whether language on a global #carbon market measure decision in 2016 (2020 start) in jeopardy or can be salvaged. More tk #ICAO_A38
Huddling happening during 2-hr break at #ICAO_A38 after majority of countries back Russian proposal to severely curtail #EUETS for airlines
During dramatic morning at #ICAO_A38 Lithuania proposes scrapping sections on regional schemes (#EUETS) from #mbm text
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.