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ANALYSIS: High hopes for the Lieberman-Warner ETS bill in the US

Thursday 17 Apr 08 7:00am

By Emily Farnworth. - The °Climate Group recently held its first North American members meeting with attendance from over 50 leading businesses, states and cities. The conversation was centered on action from the US on climate change. It was a far-ranging and optimistic conversation with a striking focus on the need for leadership and a robust carbon market.

Many were of the view that although climate change is not on the average American’s voting agenda, a new President will provide the opportunity needed to change the rhetoric and open the door for positive discussions to set a carbon emissions reduction target as part of the post-Kyoto process.

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