Bonn targets too low


Talks being held in Bonn are revealing hundreds of disagreements between nations, as they set targets for greenhouse gas emissions. Industrialised nations are planning to cut greenhouse gas emissions by between 15 and 21 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020 – a long way short of the 25 to 40 per cent UN scientists have said is necessary to avoid the worst effects of global warming.

Greenpeace said…“While the G8 agreed to keep global temperature rise to two degrees, and long term targets for 2050 of 80 per cent greenhouse gas emissions cuts for the developed world, it provided no leadership on how to get there.”


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