Britain was a world leader in the Kyoto Treaty
Japan is hoping to buy time and convince the United States to rejoin the Kyoto treaty
had been idiotic enough to impose the emission levels demanded by the UN-sponsored Kyoto Treaty
, it would have cost up to $400 billion annually in reduced GDP, according to an estimate by the U.
Byrne said that from an environmentalist viewpoint it is not a bad thing that leadership on the Kyoto treaty
now lies with the EU given that the 15-nation bloc opposes concessions that would dilute the pact and pursues a ''more intelligent environmental policy.
He said: "We did not feel the Kyoto treaty
was well balanced.
ITEM: The headline in the Tribune de Geneve for February 16 read, "Historic Kyoto treaty
to save world from warming takes effect without US.
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan on Friday urged the Japanese government to support the Kyoto treaty
on global warming, saying Japan has ''historic and special responsibility'' as the host where the accord was concluded four years ago.
THE Kyoto treaty
without America's signature will not be worth the paper it is written on.