Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Mashujaa day: Kenyatta and Odinga call for peace before election rerun

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Kurdish referendum a ‘colossal mistake’, says son of late president Talabani

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

The new 30s club: NZ's Jacinda Ardern joins list of maverick leaders

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Raqqa, Kirkuk, Xi Jinping

Read more

REPORTERS

The Dictator's Games: A rare look inside Turkmenistan

Read more

#TECH 24

Teaching maths with holograms

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Is China exporting its pollution?

Read more

#THE 51%

Are female empowerment adverts actually good for the cause?

Read more

FOCUS

The mixed legacy of 'Abenomics' in Japan

Read more

G8 heads towards climate change agreement

Latest update : 2008-07-08

A joint statement issued by G8 negotiators has paved the way for their leaders to reach an agreement on climate change. It should be an "important step" forward compared with last year's agreement, according to EU sources.

Watch our Top Story: 'Can the G8 make a difference?'

 

TOYAKO - Group of Eight leaders are set to take an "important step" forward on fighting climate change later on Tuesday after negotiators agreed on a joint statement for their summit, a European Union source said.

"The European Commission is confident and optimistic about the outcome and that this will mean an important step compared with Heiligendamm," the source told Reuters.

The EU has pressed the United States to go beyond a commitment at last year's summit in Germany to "seriously consider" carbon emissions cuts of 50 percent by 2050 by now agreeing to that target and the need for shorter-term action.

The EU source declined to give details of the G8 draft statement on climate change.

 

 

Date created : 2008-07-08

COMMENT(S)