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pay more dearly by Kate Abnett Brussels (Reuters) - the European Union has reached an agreement on a law on Wednesday to increase the price that airlines have to pay when they Emit carbon dioxide (CO2), in order to encourage the air sector to abandon fossil fuels. Airlines operating in Europe must currently obtain permits on the

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Brussels (Reuters) - The European Union reached an agreement on a law on Wednesday aimed at increasing the price that airlines have to pay when they issue carbon dioxide (CO2), in order to encourage the air sector to abandon fossil fuels .

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Airlines operating in Europe must currently obtain permits on the European carbon market to cover their CO2 emissions, but the EU grants them most of these free permits.

The law adopted by the EU member states and the European Parliament should modify this situation by gradually suppressing these free permits by 2026, sources said to discussions.

Airlines will then have to pay their CO2 emission permits, which will encourage them to pollute less.

A much lower amount of free CO2 permits will be made available to airlines that use durable aviation fuels (SAF) in order to partially compensate for the price difference between these fuels and kerosene, a fossil fuel much less Dear, specified the sources.

So far, the EU has limited its carbon market to cover flight emissions inside the block, but negotiators have agreed that Brussels will assess in 2026 if the system of the aviation organization International civil (OACI), aimed at compensating for CO2 emissions from international flights, is on the right track to achieve zero net emissions by 2050.

Climate defenders have deplored that international flight emissions are not added at the carbon market.

"Average European families will continue to pay much more for their CO2 emissions than large long-haul travelers. We are about to lose another decade of climate inaction," said Jo Dardenne, director of aviation Within the non -profit group Transport and Environment.

EU countries and the European Parliament must officially approve the law before it comes into force.

(Report Kate Abnett; French version Federica Mileo, edited by Kate Entringer)

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