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Including International aviation in the European Union emission trading scheme: a first step towards a global scheme?

31 August 2012 - Climate Report - By : Boris SOLIER

CO2 emissions from international aviation sector which represent 2% of global emissions in 2009, aren’t currently capped by any international agreement. However, the organization of the International civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has adopted in October 2010 a resolution that provides for the stabilization of CO2 emissions from international aviation from 2020 onwards, through an annual 2% improvement in aviation fuel yield until 2050 and the implementation of a standard on CO2 emissions from aircraft engines, which is expected to be defined in 2013

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