China exposes Rudd’s 25% climate fig leaf

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“It was in complete breach of the Kyoto Protocol and all negations since
– seriously undermining his first act as Prime Minister, which was to
sign Kyoto with great fanfare.”
“The bargain of Kyoto was that developed countries accept and meet
mandatory reduction targets before developing countries took on
mandatory targets.”
“By making Australia’s target 25% conditional upon developing countries
accepting a mandatory target of 20% below business-as-usual, Mr Rudd
knew full well he was putting up conditions that would never be agreed.”
“As Sue Wei has indicated today, Australia going against the spirit of
the Kyoto Protocol and the subsequent Bali roadmap, will see increased
anger and frustration in developing countries and undermine the
prospects of a global agreement.”
“Kevin Rudd was happy to get the accolades in Bali by ratifying the
Kyoto Protocol, but is clearly not happy to take the responsibilities,
and do the heavy lifting, that his signature implied.”
Senator Milne said the rest of the world would see straight through what
Australia was doing.
“Why should China accept climate demands by Australia, when Australia
remains  one of the highest per-capita emitters in the world?”
“Why will the European Union accept that developed countries cut their
emissions by 40% in aggregate, but that Australia should not take its
fair share of that cut because Mr Rudd wants to protect the polluting
coal industry?”
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