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Germany calls carbon tariffs a form of eco-imperialism
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24 Jul 09 - "Germany called a French idea to slap "carbon tariffs" on products from countries that are not trying to cut greenhouse gases a form of "eco-imperialism" and a direct violation of WTO rules.

"We are closing our markets for their (countries that flout the rules) products, and I don't think this is a very helpful signal for the international negotiations," said Matthias Machnig, Germany's State Secretary for the Environment.

Swedish Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren said "We are absolutely against each try to make use of green protectionism," Carlgren told Reuters. "There should be no threat of borders, of walls or barriers for imports from developing countries."

          In other words, they (and we) are supposed to climb voluntarily
          into our own shackles.

See entire article:
http://www.reuters.com/article/internal_ReutersNewsRoom_BehindTheScenes_MOLT/idUSTRE56N1RJ
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