EU loses in UN forum on airline emissions

The Kyoto-loving EU remains undeterred.

Bloomberg reports,

International airlines should be exempt from the European Union’s planned curbs on carbon-dioxide emissions, a United Nations aviation panel said in a declaration that draw together China, Russia, and the U.S.

The non-binding statement was adopted in Montreal by the governing council of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization at the urging of 26 countries, which also included Brazil, Japan and India. The EU responded late yesterday that it won’t back down from including flights to and from the region’s airports in its emission-trading system as of 2012.

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