Euro debt crisis saps EU's ability to lead climate debate

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mstavy wrote:

The sale of AAU to airlines flying into/out of the EU would have reduced the effect of the EU debt crisis, not contributed to it. The AAU are not “hot air”, it is the reasoning of the US and other countries that lobbied against capping the carbon of flights into/out of from under the ETS carbon cap bubble. At a minimum, the Protocol should be continued in its present form for the second commitment period. A Solomon like compromise would be not to lower the carbon cap % from the 1990 base year, but to keep all signatories to a second commitment period. “Hot air” would continue from the US, until it listens to reason and signs the Protocol sometime during the second commitment period, at perhaps COP 20 or COP 21.

Nov 27, 2012 10:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
mstavy wrote:

The sale of AAU to airlines flying into/out of the EU would have reduced the effect of the EU debt crisis, not contributed to it. The AAU are not “hot air”, it is the reasoning of the US and other countries that lobbied against capping the carbon of flights into/out of from under the ETS carbon cap bubble. At a minimum, the Protocol should be continued in its present form for the second commitment period. A Solomon like compromise would be not to lower the carbon cap % from the 1990 base year, but to keep all signatories to a second commitment period. “Hot air” would continue from the US, until it listens to reason and signs the Protocol sometime during the second commitment period, at perhaps COP 20 or COP 21.

Nov 27, 2012 10:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
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