14-Jun-2011 9:31 AM

AAPA renews attack on EU emissions trading scheme

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) renewed (10-Jun-2011) its criticism of the planned inclusion of international airline emissions in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from 2012. AAPA Director General Andrew Herdman stated that measures need to be globally coordinated, by governments working together, preferably on a multilateral basis through ICAO. Mr Herdman also voiced concern over possible retaliation by foreign governments, stating that "tit-for-tat" trade measures would only add to the burden on the airline industry and the travelling public, without achieving any environmental benefit. [more]