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Is an aviation carbon tax on its way?

Despite the unpopularity of a European aviation carbon emission tax, the world’s airlines are ready to discuss global measures, the New York Times reports.

The article reports:

“Last week, airlines called on the aviation authorities to find a way to curb emissions after 2020.

The announcement, which calls on the International Civil Aviation Organization, the civilian sky’s U.N. regulating body, to adopt an across-the-board, market-based mechanism to offset emissions, was made during the International Air Transport Association’s 69th annual meeting, in Cape Town.

The International Civil Aviation Organization hopes to steer governments away from a patchwork of national rules and toward a single, global, market-based mechanism.

“Such a patchwork would be an administrative nightmare,” said Paul Steele, the association’s environmental director at a news conference.”

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