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Iceland Set To Explore Emissions Trading

Instead, emissions have been holding steady since 2011. As Iceland is party to the Paris Agreement, which goes into effect in 2020, Iceland’s Minister for the Environment, Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, says more active measures need to be taken. “In light of the steady rate of emissions in the past few years, it’s clear that the government and the general public need to take more radical action,” a yearly report from the Environment Agency of Iceland states. “The government can do three things to stand by its goals for the Kyoto Protocol before the year 2020,” the minister told reporters. “These are to reduce emissions, to extract carbon from the atmosphere, and to engage in emissions trading if needed. That is the last option, in my opinion.” - The Reykjavík Grapewine -

 

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