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European Airlines Dragging Feet on Carbon Curbs, Group Says

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Europe’s biggest airlines are seeking to deflect moves to tighten carbon curbs by favoring a less robust offsetting program, according to climate watchdog InfluenceMap.

Carriers are pushing to retain the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation over the European Union’s more rigorous Emissions Trading System, the think tank-said Thursday. While Corsia was developed by the United Nations-mandated International Civil Aviation Organization, a recent EU report said offsets are priced too cheaply to act as a brake on emissions.