Kyoto Protocol

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Kyoto Protocol

An international treaty intended to combat global warming that limits the amount of greenhouse gases that nations may emit. Every major country in the world has ratified the Kyoto Protocol except the United States (which never ratified it) and Canada (which withdrew in 2011). The treaty was signed in 1997 and came into effect in 2005.
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With more legislation expected and the impact of international agreements such as the Kyoto climate change treaty, further growth is expected.
Meanwhile, the European Union has added a new complication by calling for 'environmental' subsidies to help firms meet the demands of the Kyoto climate change treaty.
From invading Iraq to pulling out of the Kyoto climate change treaty, Bush's decisions have so inflamed European public opinion that European Union officials feel obliged to take a much tougher line with America on economic issues than they might have otherwise.