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Since January 1st 2012, the EU is engaged in its most complex ever effort to mitigate international climate change: all aircraft landing and starting at EU airports will be subject to the EU emission cap and trading system that has been in force since 2005 for energy and industrial companies.
The new legislation is the result of intensive preparations and consultations at EU and international level since 2004. It aims at reversing the fast increase of green house gas emissions from air transport, registered in the past and projected into the future. Air transport accounts for almost three per cent of global green house emissions; and its share is expected to increase with rising air traffic and the positive effects from energy efficiency and renewable energies in other sectors.
Despite innumerable resolutions during the last 20 years the International Aircraft Carrier Organisation ( ICAO) has not succeeded in reaching a consensus for […]

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