Can't you do better than that? pledges - Copenhagen Summit
There are I92 countries attending with the highest ever presented amount of pledges from many nations that have never pledged before. It shows countries awareness of what could or not be a very important issue. Some countries are asking for aid and blaming the west, Oil producing countries are seeking compensation. Why ask now as they are mostly very rich, why not later if and when they need the cash..
The main target date is 2020 it’s a 10 year plan.
China is pledging a massive 40 – 45% cut and they will do it because the form communism allows them to do so. The measly 17% pledge being made by USA shows there is to much pressure applied by the real bosses the capitalistic string pullers.
But what is interesting China is asking the west to supply the technology, does that mean buying the manufactured goods or so they can manufacture the goods?
EU wants to cut emissions by 20% (3 more than USA), and not to be out done by China wants emissions cut by 90+ % by 2050. Want the third world to slow down development (but stated a political “slow down emissions growth”).
India pledges 20-25% but rejects legally a binding target but wants the rich countries to be legal bound. Wants 40% cut in rich country emissions by 2020.
The Copenhagen conference intended to agree a new international framework for controlling greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is about to begin. The final round of preparatory talks in Barcelona has revealed deep divisions between some of the key participants. Use this table to study their positions.
1. India will get its wish from China
2. USA is not too far away from EU just 3%
3. Third world scroungers are on the loose, using an over used claim to make the west look guilty.
All pledges should be taken in respect and those who make the pledges should be thanked but clearly told exactly in the tones Winston Churchill used to use in a very quiet voice "Can't you do better than that" to any one that failed his expectations.
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