Will anyone take the EUETS seriously?

  • There is strong resistance to the EU’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) within the US and China as they threaten to undermine its existence.
  • In the US a bill has been introduced to the senate attempting block US airlines from participating in the EU ETS, stating that American air passengers having to pay European tax “flies in the face of our country’s sovereignty”.
  • This comes at a time when the organisation which represents four of China’s biggest airlines, the China Air Transport Association (CATA) simply says that “they won’t pay”.

Some analysts are hinting of a trade war, particularly between the EU and China but the general consensus is that the two most vehemently opposing nations (USA & China) to emissions initiatives such as the Kyoto Accord are resisting in case the EU looks at other trade related climate measures.

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