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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Maritime emissions were omitted from national commitments under the UNFCCC'S (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which ceded control to the UN body responsible for the sector, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
''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.
Jordan also had been elected as member of the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Committee in Asia during Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, Environment Minister, Hazim Malhas said.
But unlike its earlier demand for a discussion on its plan for a new protocol, Thursday's demand at the plenary on Kyoto Protocol was to amend it.
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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