Bush wants G8 environmental debate broadened beyond Kyoto

[JURIST] US National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley [White House profile] said Tuesday that President Bush has not changed his position on environmental policy but wants to broaden the debate at the G8 summit [official website] on matters beyond the Kyoto accord. Hadley said Bush was concerned with focussing on solving "inter-related problems" such as pollution, poverty alleviation and the development of secure energy supplies. These comments come in the wake of remarks from Bush [JURIST report] during a White House interview with Danish television [recorded video via DR] last week in which he said that agreeing to the requirements of the Kyoto Protocol [text] on climate change would have "wrecked" the US economy. Reuters has more.



 

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