The Commission welcomes agreement on global aviation emissions deal
EU News 423/2013
Brussels, 4 October 2013
The European Commission today welcomed the decision by the UN Assembly responsible for International Civil Aviation (ICAO) to decide on a global mechanism to tackle emissions from aviation. The Assembly has agreed to develop by 2016 a global market based mechanism to tackle emissions, which can come into force in 2020. The market based mechanism will be accompanied by a series of technical and operational measures to reduce emissions. With this deal, the aviation industry becomes the first international transport sector to apply a global market-based mechanism to reduce their emissions.
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File Image. Date: 09/07/2013 Reference: P-023705/00-04 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont (C)EU, 2013 URL