First global scheme for aviation emissions a ‘weak start’

An international mechanism for airlines to offset their emissions has been criticised for failing to force actual reductions

The offsetting scheme will be mandatory from 2027, although some developing countries will be exempt. Photograph: Jaromír Chalabala/123RFThe first global scheme to reduce aviation emissions has been approved by members of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) – but was immediately criticised for its lack of ambition.

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