Emission trading systems

Today European affairs minister Frans Timmermans is attending the official launch of a global platform on emission trading systems.

This International Carbon Action Partnership is holding the first transatlantic discussion about the possibility of linking up different emission trading systems.

Government representatives from around the world have been invited to the event, including José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California.

The platform is an initiative of the Portuguese Presidency of the EU.