Leaders reach carbon agreement

Though the agreement is not binding, it is seen as an accurate indicator of current political attitudes.

Leaders from 20 countries – significantly, including the US and China – attended the two-day forum run by environmental action group Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment. Also present were key figures such as Sir Richard Branson, head of Virgin; Paul Wolfowitz, president of the World Bank; and Jim Rogers, head of Duke Energy.

Speaking at the conference, US senator John