Airline industry calls for CO2 emissions plan
MONTREAL (AFP) - The airline industry's mouthpiece called on Monday for uniform global measures by 2020 to curb all aircrafts' carbon emissions, warning that a patchwork of competing proposals could emerge otherwise.
And if that happens, it could lead to a proliferation of trade wars, said International Air Transport Association general manager Tony Tyler said at a meeting of the international industry trade group of airlines.
Tyler said he remains "optimistic" that IATA member states will come together on a plan.
"We think that a global mandatory carbon offsetting scheme would the simplest, easiest in the end to implement," he said.