Kyoto Protocol

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A protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, an international environmental treaty with the goal of stabilising greenhouse gas concentrations
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China (Heggelund, Andresen, and Buan chapter), on the other hand, has participated quite significantly in Kyoto Protocol mechanisms--primarily the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
By contrast, the Kyoto Protocol applied to around 15 percent of global emissions.
It is necessary that an adequate mechanism is agreed on to ensure higher Quantified Emission Limitation and Reduction Objectives by the Annex 1 Parties to the Kyoto Protocol so that we can keep their pledges under constant review," she said.
New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan has said that Canada's withdrawal from Kyoto protocol is a complete violation, after it became the first nation to announce its withdrawal from the pact on climate change.
If we throw the Kyoto Protocol into a garbage can from Cancun, then we will be responsible for economi-cide, eco-cide -- therefore, genocide -- because we are attacking all of mankind,'' he said.
The Copenhagen conference was originally meant to agree the outlines of a broader global pact to succeed the Kyoto Protocol.
With the Kyoto Protocol deadline imminent in 2012 and emissions targets not reached, governments are trying to have carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) - the process of pumping Co2 gas underground and trapping it there - as a potential Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol was considered and approved by the first Executive Council meeting of the Government, and the Governor-General granted approval for Australia to ratify the Kyoto Protocol at the PM's request.
New Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said yesterday he had signed the paperwork to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, nine days after sweeping to power in elections that ended more than 11 years of conservative rule.
Official figures demonstrate that, since the Kyoto Protocol was agreed n 1997, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in Europe (the EU-15 covered by Kyoto) have increased twice as fast as US emissions.
Australia hopes to meet a greenhouse emissions level of just above its allocated target under the Kyoto Protocol, Environment Minister Ian Campbell said this week.
A few years later, countries agreed that a treaty with binding restrictions was needed and so, in tumultuous talks in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997, they drafted an addendum to the original treaty called the Kyoto Protocol, which requires cuts in emissions between 2008 and 2012 by about three dozen industrial powers.
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