Monday, June 29, 2009

Copenhagen

Later this year, there will be a meeting in Copenhagen. So what's it all about?

Back in 1997, the countries of the world got together in Kyoto and agreed on greenhouse reductions up to the year 2012. As that's only 3 years away, agreements need to be made on what the world does after that. (eg. by 2020) That's what will happen in Copenhagen.

Of course, Australia has (almost) committed to a mere 5% reduction. Hopefully, during the meeting in Copenhagen, our government can sign up to something more decent (such as the 25-40% recommended by the world's scientists).

By comparison, Europe has agreed to a minimum of 20%, Germany is going to double that with 40%, the UK's minimum is 26% and Scotland has announced 42%.

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