Friday, September 30, 2011
The two-day meeting in New Delhi wrapped up today with 26 ICAO members, including China and the U.S., agreeing on a joint declaration of opposition to the EU emissions plan. See Krittivas Mukherjee and Michael Szabo, India, 25 Others Oppose EU Airline Carbon Charge Plan, Reuters, Sept. 30, 2011 (available here). According to the Reuters story, the EU remains unswayed by the complaints from non-EU states. The next major development on the ETS should come as soon as next week when the ECJ is expected to issue its initial opinion on a legal challenge to the plan brought by U.S. carriers.