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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 no surprise that China ratified the Kyoto Protocol, as there were no costs associated with such a move.
Meanwhile, the world's only legally binding climate treaty, the Kyoto Protocol, has been faltering.
If we throw the Kyoto Protocol into a garbage can from Cancun, then we will be responsible for economi-cide, eco-cide -- therefore, genocide -- because we are attacking all of mankind,'' he said.
The Copenhagen conference was originally meant to agree the outlines of a broader global pact to succeed the Kyoto Protocol.
The UAE ratified the Kyoto Protocol in January 2005.
Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol was considered and approved by the first Executive Council meeting of the Government, and the Governor-General granted approval for Australia to ratify the Kyoto Protocol at the PM's request.
Rudd said he had signed the "instrument of ratification" of the Kyoto Protocol, and that it would come into force 90 days after the paperwork was received by the United Nations.
Official figures demonstrate that, since the Kyoto Protocol was agreed n 1997, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in Europe (the EU-15 covered by Kyoto) have increased twice as fast as US emissions.
Australia hopes to meet a greenhouse emissions level of just above its allocated target under the Kyoto Protocol, Environment Minister Ian Campbell said this week.
A few years later, countries agreed that a treaty with binding restrictions was needed and so, in tumultuous talks in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997, they drafted an addendum to the original treaty called the Kyoto Protocol, which requires cuts in emissions between 2008 and 2012 by about three dozen industrial powers.
Within the Kyoto Protocol, each Annex I country must include domestic measures as part of its overall plan to reduce emissions.
Strive to meet or beat the Kyoto Protocol targets in their own communities, through actions ranging from anti-sprawl land-use policies to urban forest restoration projects to public information campaigns;