Foreign airlines that failed to comply with emission curbs in the European Union's cap-and-trade program must be forced to pay for their pollution, according to the Transport & Environment lobby group.
The worsening of the food security situation in the Near East is not only caused by the structural constraints in producing enough food and an increasing dependence on food imports but by conflict, refugees and migration, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said.
Saif Al Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) signed an air services agreement with Gyula Gyori, Hungary's Director of Civil Aviation, at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo.
South Korea has signed a pact to swap currencies worth A$5 billion ($4.7 billion) with Australia. The two countries now can use their local currencies for their trade activities that are normally settled using U.S. dollars.
Brazil would like free-trade talks between the European Union and Mercosur to include Argentina, but would be prepared to proceed without Argentina, according to Katia Abreu, the head of Brazil's farming confederation.