In the run-up to the UNFCCC COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico, ICTSD is organizing a briefing and an in-depth discussion of the concerns of bunker fuels, and the trade-related impacts of measures that can be taken to address these concerns.
IMO, UN, IATA, ICTSD and other experts will give presentations, and subsequently there will be discussion with participants. More information and the agenda are available here.
This Roundtable will take place in Geneva. Confirm your interest here by 5 November.
An ICTSD background paper and information note explore the many aspects of regulating emissions from international transport. The global effort to address climate change will require the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from the international transport sector (also referred to as 'bunkers'). However, regulation can translate to higher costs of moving people, resources and goods around the globe.
Developing countries can be particularly affected by higher transport costs. On the other hand, regulating emissions from maritime and air transport could potentially generate resources to finance climate change adaptation and mitigation measures.
Besides covering these issue, the new papers reflect on the political considerations that play a role in the negotiations on regulation of international transport amidst the wider climate change negotiations.
Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable Energy
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