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China forbids airlines to participate in EU Emission Trading

By Lin Hongmei (Jiefang Daily)

16:31, February 07, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

Authorized by the State Council of China, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) recently announced that, without relevant departments' permission, Chinese airline companies are not allowed to join the EU Emission Trading System and take it as the excuse to raise their service prices or increase charge items.

An official from the CAAC said on Feb. 6 that the European Union’s unilateral move to bring aviation into its greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme violates the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and relevant principles and regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Before this, China has expressed its concerns to the European Union many times through bilateral and multilateral channels, saying China opposes the European Union to bring other countries' international flights into the Emission Trading System.

The official said that China hopes that the Europe could see the whole picture of dealing with the global climate change, the sustainable development of international aviation and China-Europe relations.

It should face China's concerns directly and find proper solutions that both sides could accept. In addition, China will also consider taking necessary measures to safeguard its people and enterprises' interests according to the development of the situation.


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