Airline emissions.

Less than a quarter of airline emissions were caught by Europe’s carbon trading schemes last year, showing the limitations of one of the key tools to fight pollution from aviation, the FT reported.

A key reason is that the schemes only apply to flights within the region and do not capture emissions from long-haul flights. Airlines flying in Europe paid €3 billion for their pollution last year.

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Anca Gurzu

Chief Europe Correspondent