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Legal Aspects of Carbon TradingKyoto, Copenhagen, and beyond$
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David Freestone and Charlotte Streck

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199565931

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565931.001.0001

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Aviation and Climate Change Regulation

Aviation and Climate Change Regulation

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(p.606) 28 Aviation and Climate Change Regulation
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Legal Aspects of Carbon Trading
Author(s):

Claybourne Fox Clarke

Thiago Chagas

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565931.003.0028

Aviation emissions are the fastest growing source of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Aviation emissions from Annex I Countries increased by 67% between 1990 and 2005 and, according to some estimates, by as much as 90% when aviation emissions from non-Annex I Countries are included for this period. This chapter examines the current status of international aviation under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the ongoing debate over developing measures under the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) or including the sector in a post-2012 agreement, the moves by the EU to bring international aviation under the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS), and issues that will need to be considered when implementing measures at the international level to reduce the sector's emissions.

Keywords:   aviation emissions, Kyoto Protocol, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, International Civil Aviation Organization

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