Tony Blair to Broker Climate Change Deal

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to lead an international group to try to secure a new global deal on climate change. Mr Blair, along with specialists from across the globe and Sir Nicholas Stern, author of a definitive study on the economic impact of climate change, will work to broker a deal to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by 50% by 2050. The deal must be acceptable to China and the US to be successful,

The initiative will be formerly launched at a meeting in Japan this weekend, and an interim report prepared for summer 2008.