The US President George Bush has announced his own plan to combat climate change. He has called for a new cycle of negotiations between the World’s most industrialised nations and the world most polluting nations. “By the end of next year America and the other nations will have set a long term global goal for reducing greenhouse gases. To develop this goal the United States will convene a series of meetings of nations which produce the most greenhouse gas emissions, including nations with rapidly-growing economies like India and China,” said Bush.
The US refuses to sign the Kyoto treaty because it doesn’t apply to India and China. It’s stymied German attempts to forge a G8 agreement. Bush wants 15 countries to talk, including Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico and South Korea. Together they’re responsible for 80 per cent of the pollution on the planet.