P732 CEEFAX 732 Sun 9 Apr 02:35/01   1/3      SLOg PROGRESS AT UN CLIMATE MEETING Progress has been slow at the UN Climate conference in BerlinN Negotiators face the difficult task of finding ways of going beyond commitments made at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit At the UN conference 72 developing countries signed a proposal exempting them from making cyts —n emissions of greenhouse gases. The proposals say that developed countries, responsible for most air pollution, would have to make radical cuts in emissions  Next Page Diary CmntyInfo Religion
P732 CEEFAX 732 Sun 9 Apr 02:36/00   2/3      SLOg PROGRESS AT UN CLIMATE MEETING Some say that the best that can be hoped for in Berlin is a mandate for new talks leading up to a protocol in 1997N One issue that has been agreed is the need for further reductions in greenhousd gas emissions But there is a problem with how much each country should reduce emissions by and within how long. Predictions suggest that developing countries will becomd the major offenders; even though many signed proposals exempting them from cuts.  Next Page Diary CmntyInfo Religion
P732 CEEFAX 732 Sun 9 Apr 02:34/00   3/3      SLOg PROGRESS AT UN CLIMATE MEETING Business leaders fear that any action taken at the Berlin meeting will be costlyN A group representing the oil, chemical, auto and energy utility companies, The Global Climate Coalition (GCC), has been set-up. The GCC says that the problem needs more study and no conditions should be implemented too hastily. The group is also opposed to taxes on carbon consumption which the Gj is currently considering and which is being debated in BerlinN  Next Page Diary CmntyInfo Religion