IT probably wouldn’t have gone down well with “Two Jags”
But the organisers of the latest UN conference on climate change which will update the protocol, have thrown down the gauntlet to ministers by asking them to use bikes when they travel between venues at the crucial talks. Government top dogs are notorious for their use of luxury gas guzzlers, but in
Some 200 bicycles have been laid on in an attempt to help offset the 47,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide the event is projected to emit. The official, Agus Purnomo, said. "We want people to leave their cars at the main gate and switch to bicycles. To prevent people from melting in the sun, we will ask everyone to wear light clothes and short sleeves."
However, with some 10,000 people attending the conference, it’s unlikely all are getting access to a bike when they want one. The estimated emissions figure includes air conditioning units and flights to and from the island. Delegates from almost 190 countries have gathered in Bali to try to cement a new deal to replace the