Including global airlines in EU emissions scheme is legal, says EU court

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The inclusion of international airlines based outside Europe within the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) is compatible with international law, an advocate-general at The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided today.

Airlines will be forced to buy carbon emissions allowances for every flight taking off or landing in the EU from January 1 next year, as a result of an EU directive passed in 2008. If they fail to comply there is the threat of penalties, which could

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