The Aviation Directive: A good first step

European law sets first limit on pollution

The European Union’s “Aviation Directive” is the only program in the world that sets enforceable limits on carbon pollution from aviation.

The European Union adopted the Aviation Directive after nearly 15 years of unproductive negotiations in the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have failed to develop any policy to control aviation emissions.

In the absence of a global agreement on reducing carbon pollution from aviation, this action by the EU is a sensible first step.

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