THE BIRMINGHAM SUMMIT: Split over pollution
Sunday 17 May 1998
They said major divisions had emerged at the G8 summit between the world's richest nations on how to tackle climate change.
The US wants to trade internationally-agreed pollution permits with Russia while pressing developing countries to agree legal commitments to reduce climate-changing pollution. It is understood that both plans are being resisted by European countries.
Tony Juniper of Friends of the Earth said: "If the G8 supports such pollution trading, international efforts to prevent catastrophic climate change could be fatally damaged."
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