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The 400 participants at the World Conference on Preparing for Climate Change held in Cairo, Egypt, December 1989, issued a Cairo Compact, recommending completion of a framework climate convention as early as possible and before the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (now expected to be held in Brazil). The framework convention should establish targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reforestation and energy efficiency, but individuals, groups and nations should undertake such measures in the meantime. Affluent nations should establish funding mechanisms to assist the response of poorer nations to the threat of climate change, but third world nations must also do much more on their own. The several-page compact is available from the Climate Institute (316 Pennsylvania Ave. SE., S. 403, Washington DC 20003; 202-547-0104), which sponsored the conference along with UNEP and the Egyptian Government. The compact also appears in Intl. Environ. Rptr., pp. 33-34, Jan. 1989.

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