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Avert carbon trade war, urges IATA

india Updated: Feb 12, 2012 20:51 IST

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Global airlines called on Sunday for a United Nations agency to broker a deal to avoid an impasse between China and the European Union over jet pollution spilling into a trade war.

China’s decision to order its airlines not to join an EU carbon trading scheme, and the EU’s refusal to back down, have wedged airlines between conflicting laws, International Air Transport Association director general Tony Tyler said. “This is intolerable and has to be resolved immediately,” he said. Airlines have called on the EU to negotiate a global agreement at ICAO, the aviation arm of the United Nations.