February 28, 2007
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FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1994
- U.K., CANADIAN ACTION PLANS
United Kingdom and Canada have each published the national action
plans required under the Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Canada's actions plans are presented as part of a new
Comprehensive Air Quality Framework that encourages coordinated
activities on all air issues, including acid deposition, ozone
depletion and smog, as well as climate change.
The U.K. report was published simultaneously with others on
sustainable development, sustainable forestry and biodiversity.
According New Scientist (pp. 6-7, Feb. 5), "cynicism
was the predominant sentiment" among those examining the
proposals of Prime Minister John Major for honoring commitments
on climate change and biodiversity made at the Earth Summit,
although some positive comments are also discussed. An editorial
in Nature (pp. 395-396, Feb.) notes that the British
approach takes an insular rather than a global point of view.
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