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ICAO outlines global emissions trading.(International Civil Aviation Organization )(Brief article)

ICAO's Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection in mid-February released proposed guidance to the organization's 189 member states for incorporating aviation emissions into national emission trading schemes. ICAO proposed that member states include the following in their ETS: That aircraft operators be the accountable international aviation entity, that obligations be based upon total aggregated emissions from all covered flights conducted by each operator included in the ETS, that states consider aggregate carbon dioxide emissions and/or aircraft weight as the basis for the application of any inclusion threshold, that initial ETS include only CO2, that states ensure that aviation emissions are counted separately and not against specific reduction targets identified by the Kyoto Protocol and that states address the integration of foreign operators "under a mutually agreed basis. …

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