Climate Change

Carlgren Rejects “Too High” Demands

Swedish Minster for the Environment Andreas Carlgren has rejected demands that rich nations ought to double their efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Speaking to news agency TT Carlgren vowed to try to convince the industrial nations to increase their efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. But doubling these efforts would not make sense, Carlgren added.

The minister also pointed out that even the emerging economies such as China would have to share the burden.

Earlier, Climate Justice Action, the network organizing Saturday’s large demonstration on the occasion of the ongoing world climate summit in Copenhagen, demanded that the EU, the United States, Japan, Australia and Canada reduce their greenhouse emissions by 40 percent by the year 2020. The network is critical of the fact that rich countries can buy emission rights from other countries.

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