Monday, July 9, 2012

US Breaking With Other ETS Opponents?

An interesting report from today's Times of India suggests the States currently in opposition to the EU's ETS may not share a vision for aviation emissions policy going forward. The article implies that the U.S. is supporting a global cap-and-trade program through ICAO and reports that the U.S. will host a meeting to discuss the issue later this month. Intriguingly, the story says that developing countries perceive the broader U.N. climate negotiations as more sympathetic to their interests than ICAO, and would prefer to address aviation emissions through those forums. If true, this would appear to be in conflict with the process agreed upon in the Kyoto Protocol, which explicitly assigns aviation emissions to ICAO.

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