Bunkers Working Group

International aviation and shipping are inherently global sectors, and emissions from these sectors occur either on the high seas or in flights between countries, and are thus difficult to allocate to individual countries. For this reason they are not included in national emissions reduction targets. The CAN Bunkers working group (whose name derives from the “bunker” fuels used by ships and aircraft) advocates for measures to control and reduce emissions from these sectors under the UNFCCC, International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in particular market-based measures that can regulate and cap emissions, while also generating revenue that can be used for climate finance.

For more information please contact:
Mark Lutes, WWF International, mark.lutes@wwf.panda.org

Tianjin 2010 ECO 4

In this Issue:

  1. Learning from the Global Fund
  2. Turning Opportunities into problems
  3. The next time the water rises
  4. Bunkers has an important shipment to deliver

CAN Position: Fair, Ambitious & Binding: Essentials for a successful climate deal, November 2001

The Essentials Checklist

The Copenhagen agreement must be fair to all countries and must safeguard the climate, specifically it must include the following commitments

A commitment to keep warming well below 2°C