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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The German official said ''it is a mistake'' to defer discussions on the Kyoto treaty to the session in Morocco.
This study, prepared under an appointee of President Clinton, clearly shows that the Kyoto Treaty as it stands today is too expensive for Michigan," said Knollenberg.
A recent independent government study of the Kyoto Treaty by the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration showed potentially disastrous economic losses for the U.
The target is to purchase 15 million CO2 emissions rights through to 2012 via the flexible mechanisms provided for in the Joint Application Clean Development Mechanisms contained in the Kyoto Treaty.
for not attaining Kyoto Treaty limits on emissions have fallen far short of meeting their commitments.
It also wants to stop talk about the Kyoto Treaty on climate change.
Bush has declared the Kyoto treaty ''fatally flaw,'' arguing that fulfilling the target of greenhouse gas reduction set in the Kyoto treaty would harm U.
As for the Kyoto Treaty, 95 senators voted not to pass this treaty because it was flawed.
Under the Kyoto Treaty, countries with 70 percent of the world's populations would be unaffected by the standards, while a handful of nations such as the U.
Koizumi said on a television program Sunday that the climate conference on the Kyoto treaty being held in Bonn will not result in an agreement -- comments that drew angry responses from environmental campaigners.
Alarmists who would impose the Kyoto Treaty care not a whit that, if all treaty signatories actually met its goals, the result would likely be only a 0.
Environmental groups are particularly upset about the short shrift given the Kyoto Treaty, which was abandoned by President George W.