AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND TO CUT EMISSIONS

SYDNEY, Australia (ABC News Online, July 7) - Australia and New Zealand have struck a deal to jointly tackle the problem of climate change.

Federal Environment Minister David Kemp says climate change is of particular concern to the Pacific region.

Under the new partnership, the two governments will consider measuring and reducing emissions from the agricultural sector and enhancing scientific research into climate change.

New Zealand ratified the Kyoto Protocol on global warming last December.

Australia is yet to ratify the protocol, but the Federal Government says it is committed to meeting its emissions target.

July 8, 2003

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