Australia May 2 stepped up its demands for the Kyoto Protocol to be scrapped, saying it belonged in the “pages of climate change history.” Canberra, which signed but refused to ratify Kyoto, would meet its targets under the pact, despite warnings by Australia’s Climate Institute that Greenhouse Gas emissions were set to rise sharply, Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull said. But Kyoto should be replaced with a global agreement which included emerging heavyweights India and China, as well as the world’s biggest polluter, the US, he said. (Reuters)

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