Biggest rogue of them all
April 3, 2001
The world should declare the US a rogue nation for this act of extreme selfishness. And the Indian government should stop being a pushover.
George Bush: "I oppose the Kyoto Protocol"
March 16, 2001
The leader of the most polluting country in the world claims global warming treaty is "unfair" because it excludes India and China
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The logjam continues
Jul 15, 2001
George W Bush gets a hostile reaction from the European Union for his stubborn stand on the Kyoto Protocol
Even as the us reiterated its rejection of the Kyoto Protocol, the European Union ( eu ) has decided to ratify it. "The eu will stick to the Kyoto Protocol," announced Goran Persson, eu head and Swedish prime minister, at a one-day eu - us summit held at Gteborg, Sweden, on June 14, 2001.
Author: Anil Agarwal
Jul 31, 2001
The us President George Bush's obdurate stance on climate change has driven negotiations under the critical un Framework Convention on Climate Change (unfccc) to a feverish pitch. The world has now two options -- convolute the climate treaty to meet us demands (including one that countries like China and India take on legally binding commitments), or go without the us, the world's largest and most powerful polluter. The next act of the drama will be played out when the suspended sixth conference of parties (cop-6) to the unfccc continues its work at "cop-6 plus" in Bonn later this month. The original cop-6 was suspended in The Hague last November as no agreement could be reached (see DTE, December 31, 2000, Tart Response).
Jul 31, 2001
High political drama marks climate negotiations as the European Union strives to ratify the Kyoto protocol without the US, world's biggest polluter
The us President George Bush's obdurate stance on climate change has driven negotiations under the critical un Framework Convention on Climate Change (unfccc) to a feverish pitch. The world has now two options -- convolute the climate treaty to meet us demands (including one that countries like China and India take on legally binding commitments), or go without the us, the world's largest and most powerful polluter.
Compromise on climate
Author: Neelam Singh
Aug 15, 2001
Nations manage to resuscitate the Kyoto Protocol by a watered-down agreement
History was created on July 23, 2001 at Bonn, Germany, when 180 countries finally reached an agreement on rules to implement the Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty to combat global warming, after almost six months of political uncertainty on the issue. "We felt that we needed that the result (the Bonn agreement) not only for climate reasons, but also in order to show that multilateral negotiations within the framework of United Nations do make sense. It is possible to reach a result," remarked Jan Pronk, president of the climate change talks held in Bonn, in a befitting reply to the us ' unilateral decision to withdraw from the protocol in March 2001.
Rescued or doomed
Aug 31, 2001
Nations adopt a diluted agreement at Bonn on implementing the Kyoto Protocol. 180 countries finally reached an agreement on the rules to implement the international treaty to combat global warming giving away too many concessions to polluting countries
"I hear no objections, it is so decided," Jan Pronk, president of the meeting, said in obvious relief as he brought down the gavel at the resumed session of the sixth conference of parties to the climate change convention. The meeting, held in Bonn from July 16-27, 2001, outlined details on how to implement the Kyoto Protocol, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas ( ghg ) emissions in industrialised countries.