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26 Nov 2007 04:11:44

Commonwealth ''fails'' to back carbon cutting changes

Commonwealth nations meeting in Uganda have recognised the direct threat posed by climate change to the existence of some of the organisation''s member states but did not ratify binding targets for reducing carbon emissions.

The summit, held in the Ugandan capital Kampala, agreed on a Commonwealth Climate Action Plan that recommended developed countries take the lead in cutting their carbon emissions, Reuters reported.

However, both the Canadian and Australian governments had expressed reluctance to sign any agreement that bound all the group''s 53 nations to set targets for reducing emissions.

Commonwealth secretary-general, Doug McKinnon, said: "It certainly doesn''t say that every country is going to agree to binding caps being introduced, but as a document going to Bali it is substantial."

Despite Australian opposition to setting targets prior to the summit, new prime minister Kevin Rudd has promised than one of his first acts when assuming his role will be to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on cutting carbon emissions.

Between December 3rd and 14th the world''s leaders will meet in Bali for the annual United Nation''s Climate Change Conference.ADNFCR-1235-ID-18370061-ADNFCR

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