There are "no genuine technical obstacles" to including greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation and shipping in a global climate change agreement after 2012, according to the European environment agency (EEA). The conclusion came from a workshop organised with the Norwegian government in Oslo last week. Aviation and shipping emissions were left out of the Kyoto climate protocol in 1997; emission reduction efforts for these sectors have continued under separate UN regulatory bodies. The EU has been unhappy with progress and pushed for their inclusion in a Kyoto successor. See EEA press release.
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