The United States refuses to commit to post-Kyoto

Angering environmentalists, the United States on Tuesday November 28 in Montreal rejected the initiatives of the international community to follow up the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Meeting in the metropolis of Quebec until December 9 as part of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, some 10 delegates and members of environmental NGOs discuss the follow-up to be given to the Kyoto Protocol, which will expire in 000 .

"The United States is opposed to all these discussions," said Harlan Watson, the head of the American delegation, at a press conference, reaffirming his country's position. He said the Americans did not want an approach that included "targets" and a "schedule" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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