How 4 little words and changing another from "commitments" to "contributions" changes the climate change climate.
Impressive work by the group of 130 developing countries to water down their climate commitments. Now they have their "get out clause" should this stop Europe and others pushing ahead with their own ambitious plans? It will certainly not help garner public support in struggling EU countries.
The new "Warsaw International Mechanism" is an interesting development but pretty toothless at this stage and of course hinges on the "climate change induced weather intensification" on which the jury is still out.
FEDERAL cabinet has ruled that Australia will not sign up to any new contributions, taxes or charges at this week's global summit on climate change, in a significant toughening of its stance as it plans to move within days to repeal the carbon tax.Cabinet ministers have decided to reject any measures of "socialism masquerading as environmentalism" after meeting last week to consider a submission on the position the government would take to the Warsaw conference.