U.S. Won't Accept Any New 'constraints' At Kyoto Talks

Posted on Monday, November 28 at 12:11 by jensonj
When asked in an interview why Washington would not ratify Kyoto, she argued that the United States had a better approach to the problem. "Instead of having a constraining system which hurts economic development, we think the best thing to do is find a way to face up to climate change by working with economic development," she said. Washington, she said, was focused on making existing technologies more efficient and less polluting, as well as encouraging businesses to decrease their greenhouse gas emissions through incentives. "It's unfortunate that the mistake is often made that the problem of climate change is not important for the United States," she said, citing data showing her country had cut its greenhouse-gas emissions by more than some others that have signed Kyoto. The United States has been promoting free-market partnerships to replace Kyoto when it expires in 2013. The move would end pollution caps once the protocol expires. Canada is reportedly making moves to join the plan. http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2005/11/26/pf-1325392.html

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