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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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Ukraine informed the Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol of the timely completion of all measures determined in the plan to ensure compliance with the requirements and fulfillment of its commitments for the first period of the Kyoto Protocol action.
The Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was first negotiated in 1997 with the goal of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
JOSEPH VARGHESE DOHA INDIAN delegation at the Conference of the Parties (COP18) has called on the developed countries that do not join the Kyoto Protocol or its second commitment period to undertake significant emission reduction commitments.
Private businesses in advanced countries can save $2.3 billion and the public sector in these countries $1.3 billion during the 2008-2012 period under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism, said the report compiled by an organ operating the mechanism.
Lot is expected from US, a non-signatory to the Kyoto Protocol, the only treaty to combat climate change which ends this year, with Barack Obama been re-elected to the top-most.
The focus of the book, like many others, is on the global environmental problem of climate change; specifically, it focuses on the aftermath of the Kyoto Protocol. Unlike other work done on this topic, especially work with an international relations focus, this book recognizes that the decision to ratify the Kyoto Protocol is a domestic one and that states as such cannot be treated as unitary actors.
Under the Kyoto Protocol of 1997, only industrialized countries were required to cut their emissions, by an average of 5 percent below the levels they emitted in 1990.
Speaking on the sidelines of an event here, Natarajan said: "Well it is very clear that what Canada has done is a complete violation of the Kyoto protocol and it exactly proves the point that we are trying to make that the countries is in the Kyoto protocol should be very serious their mitigation targets to quantify the mitigation targets, this is exactly what we asked for in Durban."
rules to cut its emissions despite the country's pullout from the Kyoto Protocol, the U.N.
A Bulgarian lawyer, Alexander Kodzhabashev, has been elected as a member of the enforcing authority of the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Committee.
"After yesterday's discussions we feel somewhat disillusioned." According to Mackowiak-Pandera, the US and India firmly refuse to commit to a second term of the Kyoto Protocol. China appears to be slightly more flexible but insists on the same conditions, ie not binding for China.
The EU must play a leading role at the 17th Conference of the Parties in Durban, South Africa, and reaffirm its commitment in favour of the extension of the Kyoto Protocol on the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions after 2012, said the European Parliament in a resolution adopted in plenary session in Strasbourg on 16 November.