Aviation industry calls for inclusion in Copenhagen deal

Air France/KLM, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic and airport operator BAA said emissions from international aviation, which currently contribute an estimated two per cent of global CO2 emissions, should be included in any replacement deal for the Kyoto Protocol.

Speaking on behalf of the companies, who have formed an industry coalition called the Aviation Global Deal (AGD) Group, Tony Tyler, chief executive of Cathay Pacific Airways, said that the aviation sector should co-operate