New climate pact will be ‘firmer’ against defaulters: Pachauri
With many rich nations failing to meet Kyoto Protocol goals, top climate expert R K Pachauri on Wednesday said a “stronger and firmer” regime envisaging punitive action against the defaulters awaits in a new climate treaty, whenever it is framed.2002: BBC News | SCI/TECH | Climate chief defends independence
“Kyoto Protocol did not work as it does not have provisions for stringent measures against the defaulters.
“But there is clearly strong expression (among global community) for punitive measures of sort against those countries that don’t meet their commitments,” Pachauri said noting that the rich nations were not serious in taking any legally binding commitments.
[Pachauri] defends the Kyoto Protocol - designed to reduce human influence on the global climate - as being better than nothing, and says the panel's job is to provide compelling evidence for the need for countries to make new commitments to fight global warming.