Member states will next week endorse amendments to the OSPAR convention on the protection of the north east Atlantic Ocean designed to legalise the undersea geological storage of carbon dioxide.
The changes reflect an agreement reached in 2007 by the 15 European countries party to the convention plus the EU. The text, based on a European Commission proposal, will be rubber-stamped by justice ministers on Monday. It will be ratified by OSPAR signatories in September.
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