Dozens of mega-corporations, including Ford, BP, British Airways, and Toyota, are calling on the G8 to set up a system of emissions trading, which they view as “inevitable,” at the Gleneagles summit. Representatives from the companies met with British PM Tony Blair yesterday. This is the second group that’s called out the G8 regarding climate change; the national science academies of eleven countries threw in their two cents [PDF] earlier this week.
While Tony Blair is indeed the host for the summit, I think the corporations may have picked the wrong world leader with whichto discuss the issue. Hopefully a meeting with Bush will follow.