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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It is still unclear whether Russia has decided to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol on global warming.
On Monday in Bonn, negotiators from 178 nations reached an accord that should help transform the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on global warming into a binding international treaty.
Sweden, the current holder of the European Union presidency, has condemned the decision by the US President George W Bush not to implement the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on global warming.