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The European Union proclaimed that during time of 1990 and 2006, the carbon emissions from international aviation were increased by 100% although the total greenhouse gases emissions was fallen by merely 3% in the European Union. Provided by the European Commission the average carbon emissions between 2004 and 2006 were about 218 million tones, without any adequate regulations, it would expected to be 400 million after ten years which is 2020. It indicated that the aviation industry has contributing to the global climate change which is going to increase hereafter. It is acknowledged that reducing climate change is a moral support of protecting our living atmosphere. Currently, the airlines in European Union are belt-tightening in order to reduce emissions, however, the outcome is not satisfactory at present, for instance, there is problem on the emission trading scheme. Thus, creating more environmental regulations for airlines in the European Union is necessary as to tackle the emission problem more effectively.

Data from the Guardian UK shows that the plane industry occupied the second place in the National Carbon Calculators which takes 4,375 per person per year in average. Despite there are environmental policies regulating the carbon emissions by the airbus within the European Union, such as setting levels of carbon emissions for airlines, it is not well-performed. Under the regulations, those airlines could reduce their emissions could sell their surplus permits to the other airlines that unable to lower their emissions. They are more likely to buy extra permits from other airlines across the industry in order to increase their emissions. Roger Harrabin, the Environment Analyst of BBC, states that under this Carbon Trading Scheme proposed by the European Union, the airlines could evade the commandment by buying more permits from others. Some…...

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