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Kyoto Protocol

The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC), aimed at fighting global warming.

 

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Industrialised countries have committed to cut their combined emissions to 5% below 1990 levels by 2008 - 2012.

Article: Q&A: The Kyoto Protocol
Source: BBC

The Kyoto Protocol finally came into effect on February 16, 2005, 7 years after it was first negotiated

Article: The Kyoto Protocol : Hist...
Source: Mount Holyoke College

It could only come into force after two conditions had been fulfilled:
It had been ratified by at least 55 countries
It had been ratified by nations accounting for at least 55% of emissions from what the Treaty calls "Annex 1" countries

Article: Q&A: The Kyoto Protocol
Source: BBC

average delivered energy costs (in inflation-adjusted 1996 dollars) must be between 17 and 83 percent higher than projected in 2010.

Article: Summary of the Kyoto Repo...
Source: U.S. Department of Energy

EU countries are expected to cut their present emissions by 8% and Japan by 5%. Some countries with low emissions were permitted to increase them.

Article: Q&A: The Kyoto Protocol
Source: BBC

Russia supports Canada's decision to pull out of the Kyoto protocol, says its foreign ministry, reaffirming Friday that Moscow will not take on new commitments.

Article: Russia Supports Canada's ...
Source: Guardian News and Media L...

Energy consumers will need to use between 2 and 12 percent more natural gas in 2010 and between 2 and 16 percent more renewable energy, and extend the operating life of existing nuclear units.

Article: Summary of the Kyoto Repo...
Source: U.S. Department of Energy

Looking ahead, a wide range of other options need to be considered to promote long-term climate protection and bridge the growing divide among nations over how to take action.

Article: Building on the Kyoto Pro...
Source: World Resources Institute

Canada's environment minister Peter Kent defended the decision on Monday, saying it would save the country $14bn in emissions trading permits it could have had to buy for not achieving its Kyoto targets.

Article: Russia Supports Canada's ...
Source: Guardian News and Media L...

Kyoto Protocol—an international treaty to control greenhouse gas emissions that are trapping heat in the atmosphere.

Article: Building On The Kyoto Pro...
Source: World Resources Institute

The Kyoto Protocol decided upon:
1) emission-reduction targets of greenhouse gases for each of the member countries
2) a greenhouse gas emission-trading program
3) holding future meetings to set penalties for violators of the established targets and regulation rules of the emission-trading program

Article: The Kyoto Protocol :: His...
Source: Mount Holyoke College
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