The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) says that the Kyoto approach is flawed, and future international climate policy must use a radically different approach based on social justice and science. Research published by IPPR argues that global agreements on a safe level of greenhouse gas emissions and equal ownership of the atmosphere are necessary to cut global warming. Although the Kyoto Protocol is an important first step, even with full implementation it shows no sign of delivering the drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions that scientists call for. "The Protocol is based on horse-trading between nations, not fair shares of emissions rights, and two major industrial nations, America and Australia, have opted out. "
IPPR's call for a new approach comes as Kyoto members prepare to begin a review of the adequacy of existing commitments.
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