THE KYOTO protocol on climate change was adopted by 186 nations in Bonn, but without the participation of the US, which is responsible for 25 per cent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.

President Bush is now likely to come under intense international pressure to produce an American plan to tackle climate change.

The deal struck in Bonn is expected to lead to a cut of just 1-3 per cent in greenhouse gases by 37 of the world's largest and richest countries by the year 2010 compared to the 60-80 per cent that scientists had ...

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