Hedegaard urges action on transport emissions

New Danish climate minister says post-2012 agreement must incorporate limits on aviation and shipping

Denmark's new appointed climate and energy minister Connie Hedegaard has called for all transport sector greenhouse gas emissions to be included in any new global climate agreement, Politiken newspaper reports. As the UN climate change conference kicked off in Bali on Monday, Ms Hedegaard described the exemption in the Kyoto protocol for aviation and shipping as "illogical". According to Politiken, Denmark is "among the top ten" nations for carbon emissions per capita when transport is included, largely as a result of its shipping industry. See Politiken articles one and two (Danish) and Jyllands-Posten article (English).

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