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Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Kyoto is DEAD

Russia says it will not ratify in its present form the Kyoto Protocol designed to mitigate global warming.
"The Kyoto Protocol places significant limitations on the economic growth of Russia," presidential aide Andrei Illarionov has announced in Moscow.

The landmark environmental pact cannot now enter into legal force, especially since the US has also repudiated it.

It means the protocol will either have to be renegotiated or the nations that have signed will have to go it alone.

The Russian decision will come as a devastating blow to many of the delegates at a meeting of the signatories to the United Nations Climate Change Convention, being held in Milan this week.

Can you say 'ex-Protocol'?

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