Airline industry agrees to carbon emissions cap: ICAO

Six years of negotiations culminated in what International Civil Aviation Organization president Azharuddin Abdul Rahman called
Six years of negotiations culminated in what International Civil Aviation Organization president Azharuddin Abdul Rahman called a "historic" deal at the ICAO's plenary session to cap carbon-dioxide emissions

The airline industry agreed Thursday on a framework for reducing its carbon footprint at a UN meeting in Montreal, making it the first commercial sector on its own to tackle climate change.

Six years of negotiations culminated in what International Civil Aviation Organization president Azharuddin Abdul Rahman called a "historic" deal at the ICAO's plenary session to cap carbon-dioxide emissions by 2035 to 2020 levels.

The agreement was reached despite reservations by China, India and Russia.


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