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Pacific nations signal support for UN aviation emissions deal

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Heathrow Aviation (Pic: Tony Hisgett/Flickr)

Roster of developing countries to back ICAO emissions pact likely to rise says Marshall Islands president as October deadline nears

September 12, 2016 — Once-lukewarm Pacific Island leaders are now coming round to supporting a proposed UN deal to tackle carbon dioxide from airlines, according to the president of the Marshall Islands.  Continue reading Pacific nations signal support for UN aviation emissions deal

Civil aviation takes first step towards capping carbon emissions

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A plane is approaching the illuminated landing runway at sunset at the airport of Duesseldorf, Germany, October 25, 2014. Marcel Kusch/EPA
The recommendation has been highly anticipated as aircraft carbon emissions are not part of a landmark pact on fighting climate change hammered out in Paris

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Feb. 10, 2016) — Experts have agreed on proposals for the first binding limits on carbon emissions for the aviation industry, a move welcomed Tuesday, February 9, by UN chief Ban Ki-moon as a boost to the battle against climate change.

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