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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On September 7, 2016, the consideration of the Ukrainian case ended with a declaration of non-compliance by Ukraine with its obligations under the Kyoto Protocol.
Mehrishi said the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol should be implemented from January 1, 2013 and must be ratified.
climate change convention starting in Qatar on Monday, as developing countries are against the use of the mechanism by major greenhouse gas-emitting nations which reject new emission reduction commitments from 2013 under the Kyoto Protocol.
Of the countries analyzed in the book, two were chosen because they chose not to ratify the Kyoto Protocol (United States and Australia), four were major emitters that did ratify the protocol (Canada, Japan, European Union, and Russia), and one (China) was the largest non-Annex country under the protocol.
By contrast, the Kyoto Protocol applied to around 15 percent of global emissions.
On December 12, Canada became the first country to announce it would withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, complaining that the agreement is unworkable because it excludes many significant emitters from binding action.
It was reported earlier Tuesday that Canada is invoking its legal right to formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, thus becoming the first country to leave the pact on cutting carbon emissions.
There is a growing realisation that resolving the future of the Kyoto Protocol is an essential task this year and will require high-level political guidance," said Figueres.
The Kyoto Protocol does exist after 2012, and the role of the Kyoto Protocol will continue to be discussed even after Cancun,'' he said.
The summit adopted two separate agreements, one on the future of the Kyoto Protocol and a second on a broader future global climate treaty, according to a report of the German Press Agency "DPA".
The Kyoto Protocol was adopted on December 11, 1997 and took effect on February 16, 2005.
He told a conference that some countries were seeking to tear up the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities" on which the Kyoto Protocol was founded.

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