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By JOSEPH COLEMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RUSUTSU, Japan The world's top industrialized nations begin their annual summit today. Global warming, a slowing world economy and continued efforts to alleviate world hunger and poverty will be on the agenda.
By Tom Raum Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The problems do not get any easier as President Bush attends his final summit with leaders of industrialized democracies.
The U.S. government is backing a G8 goal to curb greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. President George W. Bush said Wednesday he hoped both developing and industrialized nations would join the effort.
In the effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, including carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS), the Group of Eight wealthy nations are looking at investing more than $10 billion a year to support new technologies.
The worldâ€™s largest economies are responsible for 80 percent of climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions and consume 80 percent of the worldâ€™s energy, and should therefore lead global efforts to reduce emissions, said Paula Dobriansky, U.S. under secretary of state for global affairs, on Tuesday.
G8 science ministers deem science, technology key to sustainable development NAGO, Japan, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Science and technology ministers from the Group of Eight (G8) on Sunday stressed that science and technology is an important key to sustainable development worldwide.
A recent survey shows that greenhouse gas emissions by the Group of Eight industrial nations except Russia fell in 2006, making this the broadest dip since the world started trying to slow climate change in 1990.
The Bush administration, in a surprising change of course, is set to ask Congress to pass a bill to combat global warming, and will lay out principles of what that will entail.
Climate negotiators have unveiled an ambitious agenda for talks designed to form a historic global warming pact between Japan and other developing countries on how to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
At a United Nations climate conference, negotiators from the U.S. expressed some major concerns that rapid emission cuts intended to fight global warming might send the economy into a state of shock.