G8 Agree to Cut CO2 Emissions 50% by 2050

Scott, Alex; Ramesh, Deepti
July 2008
Chemical Week;7/7/2008, Vol. 170 Issue 21, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports on decisions of the leaders of the G8 nations to cut global carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. However, G8 leaders fell short of committing to quantifiable, interim targets for developed nations. Environmental groups and developing nations say firm targets for developed nations are needed for them to endorse a global deal on climate change that could succeed the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012. Developing countries including China and India say they will not agree to the 50 percent emission-reduction target agreed to by the G8.


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