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Rich nations accused over 'logging loophole' at Bonn climate talks

Date : 8th June 2010, Source : The Guardian (UK)

Rich countries led by Russia, Australia and the EU have been accused of trying to cheat their way out of reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by creating "dishonest" forestry accounting loopholes. By seeking to change the rules that govern the offsetting of emissions from planting trees and ignoring those that are created by felling them, these nations would give the impression that they were acting to prevent climate change but a growing number of developing countries and environmental groups say that in reality they would be undermining genuine cuts.

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