the National Climate Change Process received considerable feedback from
|It seemed three
groups of countries with conflicting interests were not able to reconcile
mainly European, seemed fully developed with fairly static population and a
mature relatively slowly growing economy.
deemed developed, is actually still in growth mode. These countries included
the United States, Russia and Canada.
protocol imposed similar levels of greenhouse gas reduction on all of the
countries, which include China and India, were not asked to set goals for
emissions reduction in deference to their small per capita greenhouse
emissions. Kyoto assumes those
countries need fossil fuel to jump-start needed economic growth.
|Either Russia or
the United States must ratify Kyoto to put it into effect. The US realized
early it would interfere with economic growth, and citing unfair concessions
to developing countries, has rejected ratification.
getting cold feet too, as her growth is quicker than expected when Kyoto was
of Kyoto is unlikely. It is even more unlikely that its emission reduction
goals will be reached.