Delivery Quote Compare: Shipping and Aviation Taxes to Fund Climate Change Measures

A fuel tax could be placed on the shipping and aviation industries to raise funds for the battle against climate change.

That is one of the proposals raised at the climate change summit held in Copenhagen last week.

The European Union wants the shipping industry to cut its emissions by around 20 per cent over the next decade, and the aviation industry to cut theirs by 10 per cent. The EU is also pushing for a levy to be placed on the two industries’ emissions in order to help poorer countries tackle climate change.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown is in full support of the idea, according to sources. But a number of countries are trying to block the move, including Japan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States.

European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said that discussions on the proposal were moving slowly. He said: “Some are saying targets and definitions should be agreed here, others are saying it should be done in the two other bodies.

“These two sectors do not have any reduction targets and are increasing emissions rapidly.”

Daniel Parry of delivery price comparison site Delivery Quote Compare said: “This proposed tax is .”

Delegations from 193 countries met at the United Nations climate summit in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. Their goal was to construct a political agreement on how to curb global emissions of greenhouse gases, as well as providing funds for developing countries to help them adapt to the effects of climate change.

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