Economists are split on whether a tax on carbon dioxide emissions or a cap-and-trade system, such as the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (EU ETS), is the most effective in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, and which system is best suited to aviation remains the subject of considerable debate. The debate has begun to rage once again as the Jan. 1 deadline for complying with the EU ETS looms. A majority of the members of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s council ...

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