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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Japan came under fire for its position on the Kyoto treaty at a U.N.
But wait, didn't Bush oppose the Kyoto Treaty? He did, but not because he disagreed with the treaty's underlying assumption that man-made greenhouse gases threaten the environment and must therefore be reduced.
I, and I suspect many other readers of ME, recently received an unsolicited copy of this article, and other material, along with a request to sign a petition against ratification of the Kyoto treaty.
According to the government's official figures, the UK has reduced its greenhouse gas output by 15 per cent since 1990 and is on track to meet its target under the Kyoto Treaty of reducing its emissions by 12.5 per cent below 1990 levels by 2012.
On 27 November, the The European Commission urged European Union countries to make airlines cut carbon dioxide emissions in order to help reduce greenhouse gases according to the 1997 Kyoto treaty.
He likes to make political statements with his choreography, coming up with routines like the Kyoto Treaty Shuffle to highlight global warming, animal testing or the oppression of Afghan women.
John Boanas added: "The impact of the Kyoto Treaty is now starting to filter through to planning departments, and we are already working with several local authorities across the country to provide renewable energy sources such as wind turbines or solar panels on other new developments."
The Conservative Party government has said it will release a broad environmental plan this month reflecting Prime Minister Stephen Harper's view that greenhouse-gas targets in the Kyoto treaty on climate change are impossible to meet.
and China, and those squabbling over what to do after the Kyoto treaty expires in 2012.
Even if the treaty were perfectly enforced, "atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases in 2050 would be only about one percent less than without the treaty." (The Bush administration's unsung multinational methane reduction pact of 2003, Easterbrook adds, "may do more to slow global warming than perfect compliance with the Kyoto treaty.") An perfect compliance is a pipe dream: "Most nations that have ratified the Kyoto treaty are merely ignoring it." Canada's greenhouse gas emissions are 24 percent above the Kyoto-mandated level, for instance.
Cllr Bradley urged the US to sign the Kyoto treaty on climate change, but thanked Dr Rice for visiting Liverpool.
The US, which refused to sign up to the 2001 Kyoto Treaty, is hostile to the moves.