In an attempt to break the political deadlock preventing action on GHG emissions from international shipping and aviation, Australia has called for reduction targets for these sectors to be agreed at the Copenhagen climate talks in December.

 

In an attempt to break the political deadlock preventing action on GHG emissions from international shipping and aviation, Australia has called for reduction targets for these sectors to be agreed at the Copenhagen climate talks in December.

In an indictment of the failure of the UN bodies responsible over the twelve years since the Kyoto protocol was adopted, Australia is effectively calling for the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to be stripped of their responsibility for developing and implementing reduction targets.

Seas At Risk and other environmental groups have welcomed the move, which came towards the end of the latest round of UNFCCC climate negotiations in Bonn, and called on the European Union to support it.

 

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