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There's an alternative plan to Kyoto, and the US would accept it, so why is no one paying attention?

By Alex Evans   May 2001

Amidst the panic and recrimination over President Bush’s decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, the startling fact is not that the US should have pulled out. It is that a credible alternative policy framework exists that can encompass the apparently incompatible demands made by the EU, US, developing world and others; and yet the media and the environment NGOs have been almost silent about it.

The concept, known on the international climate scene as “contraction and convergence” (C&C) was developed ten years ago by the Global Commons Institute, a tiny British organisation with virtually no resources that was set…

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