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New Climate Plan 'to Rival Kyoto'

Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:47 am

The US and Australia are developing a new pact on climate change with a group of Asian countries, believed to include China, India and South Korea.

Australia's Environment Minister Ian Campbell said that details would be announced "in the very near future". That could be as soon as Thursday, in a speech due to be given by US Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick. It is believed the pact will focus on technology transfer from industrialised nations to the developing world. Australia and the United States are the two major industrialised countries which have not ratified the Kyoto Protocol, claiming it would damage their economies. Both countries also criticise the treaty on the grounds that it does not include major developing countries such as China and India.

At a news conference in the West Australian capital Perth, Minister Campbell told reporters that Kyoto could not achieve the level of greenhouse gas reductions which the majority of climate scientists believed were necessary if climate change was to be kept within manageable bounds. "We're going to have a 40% increase in emissions under the Kyoto Protocol, and the world needs a 50% reduction," he said. "We've got to find something that works better."

So, is this the big 'compromise' we've been waiting years to see from the remaining Kyoto hold-outs? My guess is that there's much less to this than first meets the eye, but I'll withhold further judgment until some actual details come out.
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RE: New Climate Plan 'to Rival Kyoto'

Thu Jul 28, 2005 2:19 am

Kyoto is merely the first step of a much longer strategic shift... If the remaining polluters should turn course in the same direction - fine. But from the excerpt it looks more like a meaningless cosmetic exercise in order to avoid any actual effort.
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RE: New Climate Plan 'to Rival Kyoto'

Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:57 am

So basically they're just continuing the figer pointing game instead of trying to be the leading wealthy nations that they are and take charge and lead by example. The "it will ruin our economy" cries are nonsense, in the long run the harmful effects to the environment will ruin all economics more than the small effects we might see today
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RE: New Climate Plan 'to Rival Kyoto'

Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:44 am

Quoting SATX (Thread starter):
It is believed the pact will focus on technology transfer from industrialised nations to the developing world

So it is not focusing on reducing emissions? Brilliant!
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