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U.N. aviation body welcomes EU carbon decision

(Reuters) - A top official at the UN's civil aviation agency said on Thursday he welcomed the EU's suspension of a scheme to control airline emissions in order to give the UN agency time to thrash out a plan to reduce the industry's carbon footprint globally.

(Reuters) - A top official at the UN's civil aviation agency said on Thursday he welcomed the EU's suspension of a scheme to control airline emissions in order to give the UN agency time to thrash out a plan to reduce the industry's carbon footprint globally.

In a surprise on Monday, the European Union put its scheme on hold for a year after the UN agency, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), agreed to set up a committee to work through difficult political issues such as how to deal fairly with developing nations.

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