UN agency agrees to establish world's first aviation climate deal

MONTREAL - The world's first climate deal aimed at reducing global greenhouse gas emissions from international air travel was overwhelmingly approved Thursday by a United Nations aviation agency.

Delegates to the International Civil Aviation Organization general assembly in Montreal approved the creation of a new global market-based measure to control carbon dioxide emissions from international aviation. Its aim is for aviation to become carbon neutral after 2020 and to halve net emissions by 2050 compared to 2005.

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