Crucial ‘Changing Atmosphere’ conference begins in Toronto, the work of a few very dedicated scientists and policy wonks (I’ll write the full story for this time next hear).
From this came the ‘Toronto Target’ – a proposal that developed countries cut their emissions of greenhouse gas by 20% by 2005 (the NGOs had wanted a more radical reduction).
Also on this day
1997 Rio + 5 meeting in New York culminates. Everyone knew no progress was being made. The event is only remembered for the British taking the piss of the Australians…