Kyoto successor "can include aviation, shipping"

European environment agency workshop says "no genuine technical obstacles" stand in way of inclusion

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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