Argument: India/China can be pressured into joining Kyoto or other treaties

Issue Report: Kyoto Protocol


Ralph Nader, attorney, author, and political activist, stated in a Mar. 19, 2008 interview with environmental website – “Q: Many argue that the US shouldn’t commit to a global greenhouse-gas reduction target that doesn’t involve China and India. Do you agree with this? How would you bring them to the table?

[Nader]: You bring them to the table by restricting imports of badly emitting greenhouse-gas technologies. Then you devise an international treaty where you analyze very carefully which countries really need aid in this area, which countries don’t need aid, and you proceed accordingly. You have a deliberative process under an international body with a global goal of restricting greenhouse gases and acid rain and other things.”[1]