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August 2, 2012

Countries opposed to EU carbon charge for airlines fail to find an alternative

A two-day meeting hosted the by US of 17 countries opposed to theEU’s emissions trading system (ETS) has ended without a joint declaration.

The countries, however, reaffirmed their ambition to keep working on an alternative framework to address greenhouse gas emissions under UN’s International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). They remain opposed to an EU law that forces their airlines to pay for the carbon they emit on flights to and from Europe.