Responding to criticism that the European Union had watered down a global agreement on reducing airline emissions, Violeta Bulc, the Slovenian commissioner responsible for EU transport policy, has stated to a UK newspaper that reaching a first historic global deal would demonstrate that similar accords are possible for other sectors. “I believe if we get this deal going, we will get many other sectoral deals going,” Bulc said. “That’s why this 2 per cent is a big 2 per cent.” The aviation sector produces around 2 per cent of global emissions but has been left out of other global environmental

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