[i]Editor's Note: Without studing this at all, my first impression is that I like that India and China and other countries exempt under the Kyoto Treaty are involved. I like the apparent voluntary nature of the agreement. I like that there's no Kyotoesque Treaty involved. BTW, as of this writng the US is ahead of all other nations in reducing greenhouse gases.[/i]
June 1, 2007
Bush Proposes Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
WASHINGTON, May 31 "” Bush promised to convene meetings with 10 - 15 countries producing the most greenhouse gas emissions, including China/India. Each country would establish midterm national targets for reducing emissions over next 10 - 20 years, working together on a longer-term goal.
The talks would bring together industry leaders. The countries could work with them to pool knowledge. promote investment in energy-efficient technologies. Each country sets its own goals. There'd be no binding international framework for enforcement.