UK's Blair utters the climate "T" word

British prime minister answers speculation of anti-Kyoto shift with explicit backing for post-2012 targets

UK prime minister Tony Blair called for a post-2012 global climate change policy framework including emission targets in a speech on Monday evening. Speculation has been growing that the current EU president had lost faith in the Kyoto protocol approach following various statements he has made since September. Mr Blair said that targets would have to be "sensitively and intelligently applied over the right timeframe". Agreement would only be possible if the USA, China and India all join the framework, he said. See Mr Blair's speech.

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