Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

G8 and Contraction and Convergence

21 March 2005
MPs flock to new way of tackling climate change

Over 120 MPs from across the party divide today backed a [UK] parliamentary motion which supports a new way of tackling climate change called “Contraction and Convergence”. (C&C) The idea is gaining momentum in the year in which Tony Blair has put climate change at the top of the G8 and EU agenda – not only individual MPs but mainstream political parties, the Church of England, the Corporation of London and many government spokespeople around the world have endorsed the idea.


That this House welcomes the recent decision of the Synod of the Church of England to support Contraction and Convergence as the overarching framework to tackle climate change; further welcomes the comments of The Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka, Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya, given at a meeting for African Environment Ministers in Nairobi in February 2005, supporting Contraction and Convergence; congratulates Aubrey Meyer, founder of the Global Commons Institute, which formulated the concept of Contraction and Convergence on his receiving the Climate Change Champion Award made by the Corporation of London for his work in attracting the support of many governments and international agencies for Contraction and Convergence; and calls upon the Government to seek, during its presidency of the G8 to advance the international effort to avert the dangers of climate change by promoting the constitutional framework of Contraction and Convergence which embodies the principle of equal rights to the global commons.

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