Paris: Participants in global climate talks say a new US strategy for fighting global warming is too little, too late.
A South African official at the Paris talks says US President George W. Bush’s modest call for curbing carbon emissions is a step backward. EU and Chinese officials call it disappointing.
Bush wants a halt to growth in US emissions of the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming by 2025. Critics say the United States should go further and apply mandatory emissions cuts.
Bush’s speech is overshadowing the Paris talks Thursday among the world’s biggest polluters. The US-sponsored talks include countries responsible for 80% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.