Kyoto Protocol

(redirected from Opposition to the Kyoto Protocol)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Opposition to the Kyoto Protocol: Montreal Protocol

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Japan on Friday urged the United States once again to reconsider its opposition to the Kyoto Protocol, following the Russia government's endorsement Thursday of a bill to ratify the pact on curbing global emissions of greenhouse gases.
America was urged yesterday at the Liberal Democrat conference to think again about its opposition to the Kyoto protocol on climate change.
Earlier that day, President Bush announced his opposition to the Kyoto Protocol, an agreement by the United States and eighty-three other signatory nations to cut carbon-dioxide emissions and curb global warming.