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Part V Key Concepts, Ch.27 Equity

Dinah Shelton

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law

Edited By: Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, Ellen Hey

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2020

Equity — International watercourses — Sovereignty
In 1997, the United States Senate voted ninety-seven to zero in favour of a resolution stating that the United States should not join any agreement on climate change that would require the industrialized countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, unless the agreement imposed similar obligations on developing country parties. In March 2001, President George W. Bush rejected the Kyoto Protocol, which did indeed establish targets and timetables for developed countries but not for developing ones. Whatever the impact of the Senate resolution on the US...
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