Greens Leader Bob Brown says the Sydney Declaration with its move to 'understanding' 'aspirational goals' on climate change is more hot air than action.
"The stated goal of reforesting 20 million hectares cannot accommodate the Howard Governments' $100 million funding to accelerate logging in Tasmania. 'The Gunns pulp mill will clobber 200,000 hectares of native forests alone. Neither Howard nor Rudd can be genuine about the Sydney Declaration and also back Gunns pulp mill.
In an age of oncoming climate catastrophe this Declaration is irrelevant. We have to look forward to Bali," Senator Brown said.