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Accommodation levels in Rio de Janeiro are anticipated to be at full occupancy during the conference. While it is not the responsibility of the United Nations to procure accommodation for the media, it should be noted that the Brazilian national organizing committee for Rio+20 has committed to blocking a minimum of 500 hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro for media covering the conference. Costs must be covered by the media. For more details, visit: http://www.rio20.gov.br For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

Emails: reservas2@terramar.tur.br or reservas4@terramar.tur.br or reservas8@terramar.tur.br

Tel: (+55+21) 35120067 or (+55+11) 30142042 or (+55+19) 35145600

Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy rio20.hoteis@itamaraty.gov.br when requesting their accommodations.

Information
  • Published on: 19 May 2012
  • Submitted by: Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL)
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CISDL Publishes Legal Analysis on the Inclusion of Civil Aviation in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme
In a ?business as usual? scenario, greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector will quadruple by 2050. In this context, the EU ETS expansion to civil aviation aims to include in the EU ETS, with some exceptions, all flights to, from, and within the EU. This expansion has given rise to strong opposition by the airline industry, as well as by several non-EU States.

This legal analysis identifies legal issues raised by the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions from aviation activities in the EU ETS. A recent ruling by the European Court of Justice upholding the validity of the measures adopted by the EU has added to the ongoing discussion.

Beginning with an overview and comment on the ruling of the European Court of Justice, this legal analysis addresses the interactions and tensions between international law on aviation and international law on climate change, including the role of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in regulating greenhouse gas emissions from aviation. It also summarizes the position of China in opposing the European measures, preferring a global policy solution to the regulation of aircraft emissions.

The legal analysis is available at the following link: http://cisdl.org/public/docs/news/CISDL_EU_ETS_Expansion_Legal_Brief.pdf
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