Friday, October 7, 2016 UN, airlines agree to cap greenhouse gasesWASHINGTON — The United Nations’ aviation arm overwhelmingly ratified an agreement yesterday to control global warming emissions from international airline flights, the first climate-change pact to set worldwide limits on a single industry. Full compliance with the 15-year agreement would the reduce carbon that would otherwise be emitted by 2.5 billion tons, according to an Environmental Defense Fund calculation. Governments must present national plans to reduce emissions to limit global temperature rise less than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). “This deal was the world’s first opportunity to test whether the new Paris Agreement would change the way we do business and rally the world toward its new goals. Aviation accounts for less than two percent of the world’s carbon emissions.

Source:   Bueno Aires Herald
October 07, 2016 04:29 UTC