U.S. Promises Carbon Cuts

October 2007
Pollution Engineering;Oct2007, Vol. 39 Issue 10, p15
Trade Publication
The article reports on the promise of Harlan Watson, the senior climate negotiator for the U.S. Department of State, that the country would contribute to carbon limits that will be set during talks through 2008. It is stated that the 1997 Kyoto Protocol limits countries by 5% below 1990 emission levels in 2012. Accordingly, the European Union (EU) has been joined by 36 industrialized nations to be bound by the limits. However, EU wants developed nations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent below 1990 levels.


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