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Exceptions from CO2 quota system may prevent EU's climate effort, says NGO

If exceptions from the EU’s CO2 quota system for, among other industries, shipping survive in the final legislation in climate deal between EU countries’ governments, the EU bloc risks missing its 2030 climate target, warns NGO.

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The deal between the EU countries’ governments on the CO2 quota trade system, Emissions Trading System (ETS), which for the first time will include shipping, contains such a heap of exceptions that it may become difficult for the union to reach its climate target.

Such is the view of international NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) in a comment on the climate agreement, which was made by the EU countries’ environmental ministers in the Council of the European Union late Tuesday after lengthy negotiations.

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