Arab carriers criticise EU ETS

The Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO) called on the European Union to work with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on a global solution to aviation emissions.


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The Executive Committee of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO) meeting in Doha, called on the European Union to listen to voices around the world, calling on it to work with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on a global, rather than Europe-wide, solution on how to deal with the environmental footprint of civil aviation.

Discussing the controversial Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) implemented by the EU on airlines entering its airspace the AACO members – which represents the interests of commercial airlines across the Arab world – called on the EU to redirect its efforts on the environmental issue through ICAO and find a global solution and relinquish its unilateral application of the ETS.