Thursday, 9 July 2009

G8 Keeping Climate Targets Vague

Day 1 of the G8 and the first draft communique on climate change (the full announcement is due later today) has failed to identify specific targets or how to achieve them. The focus appears to be on "long-term" (2050) with little on short and medium term measures that can be put in place to keep global temperatures within 2 degrees Celsius of pre-industrial levels.

Waiting for the full announcement but not filled with hope that it will lead to smooth or productive discussions in September or, ultimately, result in a workable and effective protocol in Copenhagen in December.

See G8 official website for declaration (Paragraphs 60+ relate to climate change and clean energy):,2.pdf

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