Introduction

Two years ago, the Kyoto Protocol entered into force, to the surprise of many observers, who believed the American rejection doomed it to oblivion. Because the limits to carbon affect all industry, it is potentially the most influential environmental treaty that has ever been drawn. In the fourteen years since the Rio Earth Summit and the nine years since the Kyoto conference, the United States (U.S.) and Europe have taken divergent roles. Indeed, they now stand on opposite sides. The U.S. and Europe differ on the Kyoto Protocol in terms of governmental structure, the role of bureaucracy and attitude. Moreover, since the Rio Summit in 1992, the European Union has emerged as a body capable of uniting the diverse policies and agencies of twenty-five countries. The European Union and the climate change program have evolved together.

Negotiating Essentials

Negotiating Essentials

Always wanted to get a better deal but didn't have the needed negotiation skills? Here are some of the best negotiation theories. The ability to negotiate is a skill which everyone should have. With the ability to negotiate you can take charge of your life, your finances and your destiny. If you feel that others are simply born with the skill to negotiate, you should know that everyone can learn this wonderful skill.

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