Hillary Clinton plans to negotiate Kyoto successor

18 November 2007

“This [tackling global warming] is too important,” she said. “We cannot afford to wait two more years.”


In contrast to President George W.Bush’s administration, which is pushing for non-binding international standards on carbon emissions reductions, Ms Clinton said she would negotiate mandatory targets that would bind all the world’s polluters – including China and India.


In a setpiece address on climate change, Ms Clinton rolled out a plan to enable America “to lead the global green revolution”. She estimated that her proposals, which would include reducing US carbon emissions by 80 per cent before 2050, would create 5m jobs.


“You have heard of white-collar jobs and blue-collar jobs – well these will be green-collar jobs,” she told an audience in Iowa, which holds the crucial first caucus to select Democratic and Republican presidential no­minees in early January.


Ms Clinton also pledged tougher fuel economy standards for America’s “Big Three” automobile groups, with a target to achieve 55 miles per gallon by 2030



Source: financial times

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