§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to press for international targets, timetables and penalties to ensure that We world climate is protected from made-made environmental pollution; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Maclean
The climate change convention adopted on 9 May sets as its objective the stabilisation of greenhouse gases concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate. As a first step towards this objective, the convention also sets targets and timetables for greenhouse gas emissions which all developed countries will aim to achieve.