The frustration for the rest of the world intensifies as George W. Bush’s continues to refuse to negotiate on ways of mitigating climate change. An American newspaper, The International Herald Tribune reports that a draft communique from the US government, to be presented at the G8 summit in Germany next month, rejects moves by its ‘allies’ to;
* cut global emissions by 50% below 1990 levels by 2050
* to raise energy efficiency in power and transport by 20% by 2020
The draft said, ‘The proposals within the sections titled ‘Fighting Climate Change’ and ‘Carbon Markets’ are fundamentally incompatible with the president’s approach to climate change’.
In the meantime a German court has partly lifted a protest ban to allow protestors closer to the G8 summit venue.