Bush's emission plan 'a delaying tactic'
Peter Walker and agencies
Friday June 1, 2007
Environmental groups today condemned George Bush's proposed global plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, labelling it a stalling tactic lacking concrete details.
The US president's proposals, outlined in a speech yesterday, appeared to cast severe doubt on international efforts for a UN-brokered successor to the Kyoto protocol on climate change, which ends in 2012.
It also seemingly hit European hopes before a G8 summit in Germany next week that industrialised nations will make a firm commitment to halving their emissions by 2050.