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Aviation emissions plan could derail international climate targets

Just days after the UN climate conference in Bali agreed the need for deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, environment ministers have said the aviation industry can pollute around 90% more than in 1990 when it joins the EU emissions trading scheme. Other sectors on average are already reducing emissions in line with the Kyoto target of -8% based on 1990 levels, with further cuts to be agreed.

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