The European Parliament on September 13 backed plans to exempt airlines from paying for CO2 emissions from intercontinental flights until 2020.

MEPs voted to prolong the intercontinental exemption from EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) rules until December 2020, pending the introduction of a worldwide scheme to offset CO2 emissions from air transport.

“It is sensible that we extend the exemption for international flights to and from the EU until there is greater clarity on the ICAO scheme....


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