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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Among firms that have introduced/ will introduce Kyoto mechanisms, 62.
Japanese Environment Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi said early Friday the Kyoto mechanisms should be ''usable'' for countries with ''flexible rules'' and that she hoped an agreement will enable many countries to participate in the framework.
We participate in GG-CAP (Buyers Pool) to utilize the Kyoto mechanisms as an element of the company's strategy to comply with its emissions reduction obligations under the Kyoto Protocol.
The Kyoto mechanisms, including emissions trading, would allow countries meet part of their emission reduction targets with cuts made in other countries.
The EU also insists that industrialized countries should use the three Kyoto mechanisms as a ''supplement'' to, and not a substitute for, domestic policies and measures, EU officials stressed.