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Montreal - The 191 member states of the International Civil Aviation Organization (Icao) have agreed to implement a Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (Corsia).

The agreement was reached by states attending the 39th Icao assembly, which concluded in Montreal, Canada on Thursday.

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) in turn congratulated the states which, under the leadership of Icao, have achieved what it calls a historic agreement. The agreement involves the implementation of a market-based measure that will support airlines’ efforts to stabilise emissions with carbon neutral growth.

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