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Biggest barrier to tackling climate change threat is collective and individual failure of political will

November 25th, 2012 by WWF

Governments are falling far short of their commitment to keep global average temperature rise below the accepted 2°C goal, putting the world on the brink of climate catastrophe. The UN Environment Program’s Emissions Gap Report 2012 identifies a huge gap between current pledges to cut polluting greenhouse gas emissions for 2020 and the benchmark of […]

ICAO fails to support inclusion of international flights within EU Emissions Trading Scheme

November 5th, 2011 by WWF

WWF expressed disappointment on 2 November 2011 that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council has failed to support the inclusion of international flights within the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU ETS). The move follows over a decade of inaction by ICAO to make progress in addressing aviation emissions. Moreover, a European Court of […]