Amsterdam: Environmentalists propose carbon surcharge on shipping fuels

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September 7, 2011
Janesville Gazette    
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"U.N. climate negotiators should consider a fuel surcharge on international shipping to partly finance a $100 billion annual pledge to help developing countries meet the challenges of global warming, environmental groups proposed in a report released Thursday. Oxfam and the World Wildlife Fund suggested a levy of $25 per ton on fuels that drive the global merchant marine, which transports 90 percent of world trade and contributes about 3 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions." (09/07/11)


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