Global airlines on Monday urged the European Union to defuse an international emissions row as a group of nations led by China, the United States and India kept up their opposition to EU plans to force carriers to join a carbon trading scheme.

Europe has angered trading partners with its plan to make airlines cut pollution by levying a fee based on the amount of carbon emissions calculated for whole flights, not just the portion over Europe – a measure its critics regard as interference with their national airspace.

The head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said all parties shared the view that a global agreement was
source:Reuters June 11, 2012