g-8 summit

G-8 Wants to Halve Emissions by 2050

July 8, 2008 / No Comments

Well, the G-8 has a vision, but do they have a plan? Japan's PM Fukuda was able to save face - "The G8 nations came to a mutual recognition that this target -- cutting global emissions by at least 50 percent by 2050 -- should be a global target." The United States got heard. Emerging economies, India, China, Brazil are included - ...

G-8 Summiteers Unlikely to Reach an Agreement on a Climate Deal

July 7, 2008 / No Comments

I am not sure how many musketeers there were, but, there are at least eight G-8 Summiteers who are acting like their Disney counterparts. The group just started meeting today and have already all but concluded that they won't reach a deal on fighting global warming. Here's why: 1. Global inflation resulting from soaring food and fuel prices are too much. 2. African poverty ...

7 Points Where A Little Child Shall Lead at the G-8 Summit

July 7, 2008 / No Comments

The Junior Eight Summit group handed the senior group a proposal - 1.  ''put forth a treaty that includes all nations and has strict but reasonable guidelines for meeting greenhouse gas emission targets." 2.  "have progressive short- and long-term goals and a revised framework which ensures that promises are kept." 3.  "promote the rights of children, especially girls" 4. "boost investment in Africa" 5. "tackle ...