If Kyoto Is Bad, Why Is Corporate America Playing Along?

November 2005
Environmental Forum;Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p18
This article argues the compliance of the Kyoto Protocols, which addresses the problems related to global warming by reducing emissions of the greenhouse gases, by U.S. multinational companies (MNCs). It is reported that most of the U.S. MNCs are already complying these protocols as these companies are subject to the accordance in markets where they work. In developing countries like China and India, their branches are not confined by emission protocols whereas the U.S. MNCs in the European Union, Canada, Japan and other Kyoto-compliant countries are. Even if these business enterprises do not obey these foreign regulations then in that case many enterprises have to face the disagreeable choice of either pursuing different policies in different places, which is inefficient and expensive the costs of improvements in the U.S. But complying with Kyoto protocols is beneficial.


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