There is also no reference to shipping in the latest text drawn up ahead of climate talks to be held in Paris beginning in November aimed at drawing up a global climate agreement to succeed the Kyoto pact
Agreement on hot air is key to the Doha delegates extending the life of the Kyoto pact
, whose first leg expires on December 31.
He said the government will try to fulfill the target under the Kyoto pact
by urging the public to save more energy and electricity and by starting at an early date to expand renewable energy use.
Some developing countries are calling for a second commitment period under the Kyoto pact
to require developed countries to make further reductions.
Andrew Macintosh, Associate Director of the Australian National University's Center for Climate Law and Policy, said the government's new stance would harm international negotiations to reach a strong agreement to replace the Kyoto pact
In an audio tape obtained by Al Jazeera, bin Laden criticised George Bush, the former US president, for rejecting the Kyoto pact
and condemned global corporations.
Cindy Baxter of Greenpeace said the G8 was "watering down climate ambitions," a bad omen for December's UN climate talks in Copenhagen seeking a successor to the Kyoto pact
, since emission cuts are necessary for limiting temperature rises.
OSLO: Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore urged governments last night to advance by two years a new treaty to curb greenhouse gas emissions instead of waiting until the Kyoto pact
expires in 2012.
Japan, which is struggling to meet its emissions-cut obligations under the Kyoto pact
, is looking for less stringent conditions this time around.
The Bush administration, which refused to ratify the Kyoto pact
, doesn't want any hard targets at all, so the name of the game is sabotage.
The Kyoto pact
, which was finally ratified by enough nations to take effect earlier this year, aims to reduce emissions from wealthy countries to roughly 5 percent below 1990 levels.
The 1997 Kyoto pact
states that burning ethanol emits no CO2.