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  • Bunker fuels should be put back on the UNFCCC agenda, environmental NGOs say

    A group of environmental NGOs is urging the EU to make all possible effort to put bunker fuels back on the agenda of the next meeting of the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which will take place in Bangkok next April.

    [mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]In two letters sent respectively to the Hungarian Presidency and the Climate Change commissioner Connie Hedegaard, the coalition is asking the Environment
    Council and the European Commission to engage with like-minded parties – and above all developing countries – to ensure that this item will not be neglected,
    despite the big failures in Copenhagen and Cancun.

    With the Kyoto protocol about to expire, and the role of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
    to be re-defined with respect to competences in limiting emissions from aviation and shipping, leaving bunker fuels off the UNFCCC agenda would be a missed
    opportunity to finally tackle two significant and growing sources of emissions.

    Click here to read the letter.