Another Coalition of the Willing
In addition, the coalition agreement calls for developed countries to aid developing countries to “create and deploy modern technologies to help…slash emissions.”
"We're going to have a 40 percent increase in greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol and the world needs a 50 percent reduction this century," said
Also remember that these five countries together produce more than 40% of all greenhouse emissions in the world, so an emission reduction agreement that was honored by them would have a powerful impact.
Here are the responses of the environmentalist watchdogs:
Greenpeace went on record yesterday that the “Kyoto Protocol was the best option.” Greenpeace energy campaigner Catherine Fitzpatrick called the coalition agreement a “secretive, selective deal…” that was reached by “skulking around.”
Friends of the Earth’s International Climate Campaigner Catherine Pearce said the deal will “mean business as usual for the
Question: Did these folks read the agreement before rejecting it?
Another question: Are all climate campaigners named Catherine? The alliteration is so classy.
UPDATE: This Reuters article mentions a sixth nation,