Suzanne Goldenberg, US Environmental Correspondent for The Guardian reports in today's The Guardian:
"The White House said today it would go to the Copenhagen climate change summit with a proposed target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions after facing international pressure to commit to stronger action on climate change...The move removes the biggest obstacle to a political deal at Copenhagen...
"Obama will still have to tread cautiously in proposing America's emissions cuts, however. The president promised to cut emissions by 14% over 2005 levels by 2020 when he was running for the White House. The house of representatives narrowly voted on a climate change bill last June, which proposed a 17% cut in greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by 2020. A similar bill in the Senate proposed a 20% cut." Read the full article HERE
Hotel Rafayel believes strongly that all elements of society, be they private individuals, corporations (including hotels!) or nations need to demonstrate their sincere commitment to combating climate change by actively implementing significant emission cuts in the immediate future (present!). This is all the more important in the world's most industrialised states.