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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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.
China (Heggelund, Andresen, and Buan chapter), on the other hand, has participated quite significantly in Kyoto Protocol mechanisms--primarily the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
Meanwhile, the world's only legally binding climate treaty, the Kyoto Protocol, has been faltering.
It said little during recent climate talks in South Africa where countries agreed to extend the Kyoto protocol and hammer out a new deal to force big polluters to cut greenhouse emissions.
In climate change matters, the Kyoto Protocol is the only binding legal instrument.
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.
However, Obama implied that he'd support similar global climate legislation--"When the Kyoto Protocol was put forward, the United States opted out of it .
trying to abandon the Kyoto Protocol, with some wanting to devise new laws," Gao said.
Otherwise known as Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol to reduce killer emissions around the world, these efforts are often far-ranging and score credits for Kyoto-ratified countries like the UAE, something that has not been taken enough advantage of, he added.
On December 3 2007 Prime Minister Kevin Rudd signed the instrument of ratification of the Kyoto Protocol.
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.
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.
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