June 27th, 1988 – Toronto Conference on ‘the Changing Atmosphere’ starts

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).

Here’s an article from 2013, looking back.

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…

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