18 April 2008 13:37 [Source: ICIS news]
PARIS (ICIS news)--The EU is disappointed with the latest proposals from ?xml:namespace>
Speaking at the major economies meeting (MEM) in
Bush put forward proposals ahead of the MEM that would allow US GHG emissions to continue to grow for the next 17 years and only "begin to reverse thereafter, so long as technology continues to advance".
The plan was immediately criticised by environmentalists and EU leaders led by German environment minister Sigmar Gabriel, who said the president had “made a disappointing speech that does not match up to the global challenge”.
EU environment commissioner Stavros Dimas also said the plan would “not contribute to the effective tackling of climate change”.
The EU wants the
However, energy-intensive industries in Europe are concerned that if the
The countries participanting at the MEM are
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