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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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If these proposed loopholes are utilised by all nations with targets under the Kyoto Protocol, the treaty will achieve virtually no result for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
But even as the Kyoto Protocol faces a steep uphill battle in Congress, a majority of both the public and scientific community believe that global warming is not only real but happening now.
Finally, we have received the long-awaited decision of the Kyoto Protocol Compliance Committee that the issue of Ukraine's compliance with the Kyoto Protocol requirements was resolved, commented Ostap Semerak.
Mehrishi said the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol should be implemented from January 1, 2013 and must be ratified.
The scheme allows industrialized countries to meet part of their greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments under the Kyoto Protocol by buying emission credits through investing in emission-reducing projects in developing countries.
The contributing authors then take this comparative framework and apply it to a number of key jurisdictions that initially agreed to the Kyoto Protocol but have consequently diverged in their domestic responses.
President Bill Clinton never submitted the Kyoto Protocol to the United States Senate, which had passed a resolution, by a vote of 95 to o, declaring that it would not ratify any treaty that did not cover emissions from competitors like China.
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.
The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC), aimed at fighting global warming.
Support for a second term of the Kyoto Protocol is a form of investment on the part of the EU, which we are hoping will incite others to follow by means of binding agreement.
In the end, negotiators made some progress by stating what subjects the debates should focus on - among these was the future of the Kyoto Protocol.
Japan repeated its opposition on Thursday to setting new commitments for greenhouse gas emission cuts under the Kyoto Protocol, leaving the possibility of progress on the matter at the ongoing U.