Living Planet: Major emissions deal for flying labeled ″worse than doing nothing″ | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 04.02.2021
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Living Planet: Major emissions deal for flying labeled "worse than doing nothing"

A new UN-led deal — nicknamed CORSIA — is designed to stop the aviation sector's emissions from rising. But instead of limiting flights or imposing a carbon cap, it gets countries to buy credits for carbon offsetting schemes once they reach a certain level of emissions. But DW found no one will have to pay up for another six years and it will cost airlines less than 1% of operating costs.

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