(23 June 2008 - RV) Chief executives from 99 of the world's largest corporations have
called for the Group of Eight nations to take the lead on climate change and agree
a successor pact to the Kyoto Protocol.
They also delivered policy recommendations,
including a call for deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, to Japanese Prime Minister
Yasuo Fukuda – the host of the G8 leaders' summit next month in Hokkaido.
spoke with Martin Williams of the British environmental charity “Friends of the Earth”,
who told us the EU in particular is currently not on track to meet its targets for
tackling climate change.