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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999

FROM VOLUME 2, NUMBER 3, MARCH 1989

NEWS...
INTERNATIONAL NEWS NOTES


Item #d89mar6

"Scientists Say Urgent Action Needed to Tackle Greenhouse Effect Worldwide," Intl. Environ. Rptr., p. 53, Feb. 1989. This was the conclusion of a scientific panel at the World Economic Forum in Geneva in January, an annual gathering of top business and political leaders. Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway called for global talks on resources and marketing and on the climatic effects of energy use.


Item #d89mar7

"Minister Says Soviets Progressing on Environmental Protection Efforts," ibid., p. 65. An interview with S. Yu. Tsurikov, a Soviet environment minister, on USSR support of international efforts on global change, global warming, ozone depletion and acid rain.


Item #d89mar8

"Experts on Soviet Environmental Issues See Renewed Interest in Pollution Abatement," ibid., 65-66. At a Washington briefing held by the Environmental and Energy Institute and the congressional Environmental and Energy Study conference, Nicholas Robinson of Pace University said that, although Moscow is a party to the Montreal Protocol, the Soviets do not expect to meet the timetable for CFC reductions. Other aspects of the national and international Soviet environmental situations are discussed.


Item #d89mar9

"Komeito Party Urges Japan to Take Lead in Solving Global Environmental Problems," ibid., p. 22, Jan. 1989. Japan's second-largest opposition party released an 11-page document for preserving the global environment at its November annual meeting. Recommendations included establishing an Earth survival fund for research from donations by industrialized nations and private industry, creating a 21st-century global environmental policy team composed of Japanese and foreign experts, and promotion of technologies to reduce energy use and pollution.


Item #d89mar10

"European Trading Group Proposes Surcharge as Last-Ditch Attempt to Save Rain Forests," Intl. Environ. Rptr., p. 653, Dec. 1988. The European Tropical Timber Importers Federation made the proposal at a symposium in Japan of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), representing nations that export and consume tropical wood. Japanese conservationists called for Japan to alter its present lack of concern for forest loss. Also discusses the World Wide Fund for Nature's call on Japan to halt imports of raw logs from Brazil.


Item #d89mar11

"Spare the Tree and Spoil the Forest," M. Cross, New Sci., 24-25, Nov. 26, 1988. Analyzes positions of the ITTO and World Wide Fund for Nature on tropical forest destruction, explaining the viewpoint of the tropical timber industry and academics, that controlled commercial exploitation is the only way to save the rainforests.

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