Clarion call

Published: Friday 28 February 1997

the us has evolved a multi-pronged stra-tegy to tackle the problem of greenhouse gas emissions calling for the setting up of emission targets, reporting them and budgeting emissions by deve-loping and developed countries.

According to the us state department, the guidelines will help both the developed and developing countries in getting rid of sweeping changes in climate. In fact, the us has impressed upon the deve-loping countries to take a "pledge" by ad 2005 that they would adopt plans to limit ghg on the same lines as those adopted by deve-loped countries.

The new strategy, which falls under the Framework Convention on Climate Change, is coming up for presentation very soon to the secretariat of the convention. Also, the Climate Change treaty is likely to undergo changes whereby the developed countries would be legally bound to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases by ad 2010.

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