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EU Parliament considering post-Kyoto CO2 reduction strategies

24 November 2005

The European Parliament has adopted a report written by Swedish MEP Anders Wijkman, which outlines a strategy for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction beyond the 2012 timeframe covered by the Kyoto Protocol. The EU climate change policy recommendations included in the report were published in conjunction with the UN’s 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Climate Change (COP-11) which will be held in Montreal from 28 November to 9 December.

The report calls for very ambitious GHG emission reductions, covering the timeframe through 2050. The main recommendations are:

The EU Parliament called on the COP-11 meeting to decide on a timetable for the negotiations on future commitments, with an agreement to be reached by the end of 2008.

EU Parliament resolution | Report