Re: [carfree_network] Ratification of Kyoto Protocol
- Milan Boric sent this to the WCN list, and I thought it worth
>ciao,----- ### -----
>Here are some fresh news from Belgrade !.
>Serbian government has forwarded a proposal to the Parliament
>for an urgent ratification of the Kyoto Protocol.
>�The ratification is of immense political, economic, legal and
>environmental importance for Serbia. It would bring about
>the increase of the number of foreign investments, affect
>the employment rate, and enhance the transfer of knowledge
>and technology in the field of environmental protection,�
>the government said in a statement.
>Political aspect of endorsement of the Kyoto Protocol with
>simultaneous adoption of a series of appropriate by-laws will
>clearly indicate that Serbia embraced European values
>pertaining to environment protection.
>The statement also noted that the Protocol�s Annex B
>stipulated obligations for the industrially developed states in
>terms of mandatory emission limitations for the reduction of
>greenhouse gas emissions, while the developing countries,
>including Serbia, were not required to do so.
>The 1997 Kyoto Protocol, seen as an amendment to the
>legally non-binding 1992 United Nations Framework Convention
>on Climate Change, sets mandatory limits on greenhouse gas
>emissions for individual nations.
>My comment to this report is that if you are able to read
>between the lines then developing countries like Serbia
>might be misused for foreign investment in dirty
>industry projects with no limits on greenhouse gas
>emissions. International Corporations from developed
>countries are always counting on corrupted politicians
>in order to gain the profit where ever it's possible.
>"Yugo Cycling Campaign"
J.H. Crawford Carfree Cities