IATA chief Tyler lashes out at EU ETS scheme

The scheme is dividing the world and frustrating the need to achieve a global approach

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Tony Tyler, International Air Transport Association (IATA) director general and chief executive has criticized the European Union (EU) for including aviation in its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The move, according to Tyler, is “poisoning the atmosphere that is needed to achieve a global approach” on managing aircraft carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

The IATA chief also pointed out that the EU’s “unilateral and extra-territorial scheme is dividing the world and recklessly risking a trade war”. Speaking at the meeting of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) in Algiers, Tyler asked the EU to “find a way of relieving the pressure that it has created”.