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EU emissions trading scheme should be opposed: India aviation min

NEW DELHI, Oct 8 (Reuters) - India's aviation minister hasurged Asia Pacific regulators to oppose measures like the EUEmissions Trading Scheme, calling it "unilateral".

"We would request the delegates to oppose any unilateralenvironment measures imposed by a state or group like the EU ETSand work with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation)to evolve global environment protection on the basis of equityand consensus," Ajit Singh told a conference of Asia Pacificaviation regulators on Monday.

India is among the countries opposed to an EU law that makesall airlines pay for carbon they emit on flights to and fromEurope.

(Reporting by Anurag Kotoky; Editing by Prateek Chatterjee)

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