"Coal Pact" in Sydney

The United States, Japan, China, India, Australia and South Korea, and some of the world's biggest resource and power companies, will meet from today in Sydney for the first Asia Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate.

No green groups or scientific organisations have been invited to the talks. Environmental economist Jack Pezzey told Reuters the meeting appeared to be a "closed shop" to new energy technology.

"The conference gives every impression of having been put together to favour particular energy and business industries in Australia and America," according to Pezzey, of the Australian National University in Canberra.

Read more here.

(Photo from Sydney Herald)


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