U.S. opposes deadline for ratifying Kyoto Protocol
The protocol requires the United States to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 7% below the 1990 level.
A top U.S. official noted that the administration is committed to ratifying the protocol “as soon as we are able to answer some of the key issues, such as participation by developing countries.”
The meeting in Japan was a preliminary to the sixth Conference of the Parties, which is set for Nov. 13-24 in The Hague, Netherlands.
Group of Eight countries include Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the United States.