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Kyoto Lives


There have been some suggestions (if not from me) that Tony Blair has recently become something of a Kyoto skeptic. Judging by this report, there wasn’t much sign of this in Montreal…

“An action plan [was agreed] among Kyoto members to extend the protocol when its first phase expires in 2012. The next Kyoto phase will demand harsher cuts in greenhouse gas pollution from developed countries, but the scope and timing of these have not yet been agreed. Margaret Beckett, the [UK] Environment Secretary, said when she arrived in Montreal that the EU wanted cuts of up to 30 per cent by 2020.”

Perhaps Mr. Blair should talk to his environment minister.