Chancellor Angela Merkel launches a new climate initiative

April 17, 2008 • Climate Change & Mitigation, News

Thanks to Tim Wirth for this article.

On her visit to Japan, Chancellor Angela Merkel has made a new proposal for reducing global emissions of greenhouse gases. She suggested that CO2 emissions should be measured in terms of population numbers. On her second day in Japan the Chancellor was received by Emperor Akihito – with him too she discussed climate protection.

According to Merkel’s proposal, CO2 emissions would be measured per capita. The maximum COs emissions of a country would thus be measured in terms of population numbers. The larger the population of a country, the more CO2 the country would be permitted to emit. This would mean that every individual in the world would be entitled to emit the same volume of carbon dioxide.

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