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  • Letter to the Hungarian presidency: Bunker fuels should be put back on the UNFCCC agenda

    Environmental NGOs urge the EU to press for this item be reinstated on the agenda and engage with like-minded Parties to the UNFCCC, particularly developing country parties, to ensure that this happens.

    The environmental organisations supporting this letter share the serious concern expressed by the EU on many occasions that the steady rise in bunker emissions must finally be addressed. Debate in the UNFCCC can serve as a forum to unlock intractable issues and provide guidance to the work of IMO and ICAO. Such debates in the preparatory meetings leading to Copenhagen certainly had an impact and in the case of the IMO led to an acceleration of effort.