Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The UN goes lo-carbon

The UN has announced measures to cut the carbon footprint of its 200 000 employees. It is almost sad, that with so many real disasters facing the world, the UN can still be flogging this particular dead horse. Having 200 000 employees reduce their carbon footprint will do absolutely nothing except make a meaningless gesture. Coping with levels of carbon emissions will take international agreements, and only international agreements. Individual country limits will make absolutely no difference at all except make the country concerned feel good and be non-competitive. International agreements is what the UN is supposed to be all about, and so far, in this area, they have made singularly little progress.

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