Kyoto protocol

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Kyoto protocol

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an amendment to the United Nations international treaty on global warming in which participating nations commit to reducing their emissions of carbon dioxide, negotiated in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997
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But US state governors, mayors, industry and civic societies implemented the Kyoto Treaty in their areas, without needing presidential permission.
Europe has been calling for the UN talks to agree a mandate to negotiate, by 2015, a legally-binding climate deal covering all major economies, in return for the bloc signing up to a second period of emissions cuts under the existing Kyoto treaty.
Europe has been calling for the UN talks to agree a mandate to negotiate, by 2015, a legally-binding climate deal covering all major economies, in return for the bloc signing up to a second period of emissions cuts under the existing Kyoto treaty. The EU wants action from other countries because the Kyoto Protocol accounts for just 15% of world greenhouse gas emissions.
Abandoning their previous commitments to provide finance to help developing countries deal with climate change, they are now saying finance will only be available to countries that agree to a new deal that effectively abandons the Kyoto treaty," a World Development Movement member, Murray Worthy said.
The current commitment period for developed countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto treaty will expire in 2012.
He questions the wisdom of signatories to the Kyoto Treaty (all save Finland) looking upon nuclear as the last resort to meet their reduced emissions target.
The report comes as climate change takes centre stage ahead of a key conference in Copenhagen next month, where world leaders are expected to lay the groundwork, if not finalise the details, for a successor to the Kyoto treaty. The study issued by Henderson Global Investors, Insight Investment and the universities pension scheme, USS found that companies were still adopting a wait-and-see attitude in the hope of a definitive
New regulations which flow from the Kyoto Treaty on global warming will require UK window companies to have testable energy ratings within the next few years.
However, the specified test to verify conformance (D2042, Test Method for Solubility of Asphalt Materials in Trichloroethylene) is now rarely used because trichloroethylene is a chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) banned by the Kyoto treaty.
This is because the US uses 2005 as its baseline year, by which time US emissions were 15% higher than they were in 1990, the baseline year the EU - and the Kyoto Treaty - uses.
The deadline for approval of the agreement that will replace the Kyoto treaty when it expires remains the end of next year, though in private many participants said that the lack of progress in Poznan meant that deadline was likely no longer feasible.
He called for an international agreement to address problems in the global food chain, similar to the Kyoto treaty on cutting greenhouse gases.