Deal on new Gothenburg Protocol likely in May

Parties to the UNECE Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP), including the EU's 27 member states and eastern European nations, are likely to adopt new national air emission ceilings in May, the convention's secretariat said on Monday.

The LRTAP's executive body, which represents the parties, met in Geneva last week to discuss revisions to the 1999 Gothenburg Protocol on air pollution. On the agenda were new national emission caps and limit values for pollutants from stationary sources.

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