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Airlines vow to cut emissions by 2016

Global offsetting move gets go-ahead from 190 nations

Taking off: The preliminary global offsetting scheme is aimed at presenting to the UN's ICAO Assembly in two years. - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

THE aviation industry is making positive strides towards developing a global offsetting scheme to meet the goal of carbon-neutral growth by 2020, although political and technical challenges still have to be addressed along the way. At the 38th ICAO Assembly last September, nearly 190 nations