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 necessary that an adequate mechanism is agreed on to ensure higher Quantified Emission Limitation and Reduction Objectives by the Annex 1 Parties to the Kyoto Protocol so that we can keep their pledges under constant review," she said.
The success or failure of the climate conference in Doha will depend on how the Kyoto Protocol will be extended.
China (Heggelund, Andresen, and Buan chapter), on the other hand, has participated quite significantly in Kyoto Protocol mechanisms--primarily the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
would essentially kill off the Kyoto Protocol by not making additional reduction commitments.
It said little during recent climate talks in South Africa where countries agreed to extend the Kyoto protocol and hammer out a new deal to force big polluters to cut greenhouse emissions.
MEPs insist that the EU must "publicly and unequivocally" reaffirm its commitment towards the extension of the Kyoto Protocol.
''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 conference brings together nearly 16,000 people from 196 countries which are party to the Kyoto Protocol.
So a willingness on the part of the BASIC nations to soften their stand on the Kyoto Protocol could help break the negotiations logjam and bring on board the United States which never ratified the protocol.
Amman, Dec 21 (Petra) -- Jordan was elected as member of the Asian Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol, said minister of environment.
The developing countries plus China said they wanted talks to focus more on the Kyoto Protocol rather than on broader discussions on climate change.
The phone calls came a day after the tiny Pacific island nation of Tuvalu appeared to expose a rift within the developing- country bloc after it called for a legally binding treaty stricter than the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

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