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.

Gathered in the Quebec metropolis 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, during a press briefing, reaffirming his country's position. He clarified that the Americans did not want an approach that included "targets" and a "timetable" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Econology note: when will the “Kyoto tax” be launched? It would penalize the import of products from "non-Kyoto" polluting countries to less polluting "Kyoto" countries, whose competitiveness of large companies is necessarily hampered by the protocol.

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