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The Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) for the Framework Convention on Climate Change held its eleventh and final meeting in February, in preparation for the first Conference of Parties to the convention, scheduled for Berlin March 28-April 7. The main topics of debate were joint implementation, the adequacy of current commitments to the convention, and certain rules of procedure. No significant issues were settled, but the INC did agree to forward two proposals for a protocol to the convention for consideration in Berlin. One, from the Alliance of Small Island States, calls for the more developed countries to reduce anthropogenic CO2 emissions at least 20 percent below 1990 levels by the year 2005. The other, favored by Germany and European Union environment ministers, calls for stabilization of emissions after the year 2000 at 1990 levels, and negotiation of a protocol for further reductions to be adopted at the third conference of parties, in 1997. Both proposals in effect call for emission targets and timetables, which are opposed by industry groups in the U.S. and elsewhere. (See Intl. Environ. Rptr., pp. 135-137, Feb. 22 1995; Nature, p. 462, Feb. 9 1995; Chem. Eng. News, p. 6, Feb. 20 1995; Global Environ. Change Rep., pp. 1-3, Feb. 24 1995; The New York Times, p. C4, Feb. 21 1995)

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