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FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 8, AUGUST 1991
According to several participants at the London
economic summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations in mid-July, the
United States blocked a commitment to reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (Intl.
Environ. Rptr., pp. 415-416, July 31, 1991). U.K. Prime Minister John Major
had urged the United States to agree to a commitment, as indicated by a leaked
document prepared for the meeting (ibid., p. 382, July 17). The final
conference statement commits participants to developing an effective framework
convention on climate change with concrete strategies to limit net emissions of
greenhouse gases, and to developing a similar convention on world forests.
Environmental groups participating in The Other Economic Summit (TOES), held
every year at the same time, viewed the outcome as a setback for climate and
forest policy. TOES is discussed in detail in New Scientist, p. 14, July
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