Bali Aims to Share Weight of Emissions Cuts
By JANE SPENCER
December 17, 2007; Page A3
BALI, Indonesia -- The climate-change pact adopted here paves the way for developing nations to take more responsibility in combating the global threat.
The agreement calls on developing nations to take "actions" to mitigate climate change in a "measurable, reportable, verifiable" manner.
The accord doesn’t require the developing/developed world to make binding cuts.
The agreement includes a "road map" aiming to set a timetable/parameters to guide negotiations on a new global climate treaty to succeed the Kyoto Protocol.
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Sidebar on Growing Emissions, Info from Energy Information Administration
Average Grwoth rate of man-made greenhouse-gas emissions, percentage change per year, 2004-2030
China 3.4 percent
India 2.6 percent
U.S. 1.1 percent
Europe 0.3 percent