MEPs manoeuvre Kyoto architecture into place

Parliament votes through rules on climate gas monitoring plus bathing water, forests, electroscrap, off-road machines

MEPs have backed a first-reading compromise with the council of ministers to put in place one of the last legislative pillars needed for the EU to implement the Kyoto climate change protocol.

Voting in Strasbourg on Tuesday the European parliament adopted a draft directive creating a revised greenhouse gas monitoring system for the bloc. Based on a European Commission proposal from February, the text was hammered out before the vote with the council, which is itself expected to rubber-stamp the deal next week.

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