Airlines deepen climate goal despite Chinese opposition

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By Tim Hepher and Rajesh Kumar Singh BOSTON (Reuters) -Global airlines agreed on Monday to step up plans to tackle climate change as they face mounting pressure from regulators and environmental groups over the impact of billions of extra passengers expected to take to the skies in coming decades. The International Air Transport Association, which groups 290 airlines, including dozens of state carriers, committed to “net zero” carbon emissions by 2050 in a move that ties the sector’s climate action to the 2015 Paris accord for the first time. It also accelerates a 12-year-old pledge to halve e…

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