Europe Warns U.S. That It Will Go Ahead with Kyoto

EU says it does not see a solution to the climate problem outside the Kyoto Protocol.

Published: 05-Apr-2001

LONDON (Reuters) - European Commission President Romano Prodi said Thursday the European Union intended to go ahead with the Kyoto agreement against global warming -- with or without the United States.

President Bush said last week that the accord, which calls for targeted cuts of carbon dioxide emissions to reduce the risk of disastrous global warming, was not in the U.S. interest. His announcement prompted a storm of protest from Europe to the Pacific.

Prodi said in an article in Britain's Independent newspaper that the 1997 accord was the only option available to save the planet from the effects of global warming.

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