COP18: Issue of AAUs undermining EU credibility

COP18: COP18 (05/12/12) – Anja Kollmuss, Senior Policy Researcher at Carbon Market Watch talks about the issues of the AAUs. She talks about the history of the Kyoto Protocol to explain how these pollution permits were able to come into being.

She says it is mainly Central and Eastern European States that have these credits and stresses that they could undermine the pledges made in the second commitment period of Kyoto.

She warns that the issue is undermining the EU’s credibility are they do not have a common position and are therefore unable to participate in finding an active solution.