World Environment News

North America Nations To Cooperate On Emissions Trade

Date: 11-Aug-09
Country: MEXICO
Author: Jeff Mason

North America Nations To Cooperate On Emissions Trade Photo: Fred Prouser
Cars and trucks travel on a freeway in Los Angeles, California August 31, 2006 with the skyline of Los Angeles barely visible in background.
Photo: Fred Prouser

GUADALAJARA - The United States, Canada and Mexico said Monday they would put in place infrastructure to cooperate on greenhouse gas emissions trading as part of efforts to fight climate change.

"We will build capacity and infrastructure with a view to facilitate future cooperation in emissions trading systems, building on our current respective work in this area," the three countries said in a statement.

They also said they would work toward reducing emissions from the transport sector, including "by striving to achieve carbon-neutral growth in the North American aviation sector in the context of global action."

(Editing by Sandra Maler)

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