Kyoto Protocol

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the gradual increase of the temperature of the earth's lower atmosphere as a result of the increase in greenhouse gases since the Industrial Revolution. Global warming and its effects, such as more intense summer and winter storms, are also referred to as climate
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Kyoto Protocol

A legally binding agreement adopted by the countries in attendance at the December 1997 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Kyoto, Japan. Delegates from the 160 industrialized nations present agreed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 5.2 percent below 1990 emissions levels by 2010. The United States pledged a 7 percent reduction, although the U.S. Congress did not ratify the agreement.
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However, the Project Protocol brings together in one place the key concepts, principles, and methods to account for GHG emission reductions from any type of GHG project.
LeMay is a key member of the group's benchmarking team, and has diverse experience with GHG projects, including inventory design, product-level methodology development, and data collection and reporting.
The comprehensive program will focus on topics such as regional and North American climate change policy; the North American Climate Registry; GHG projects and financing; new climate technologies; forestry, livestock, and landfill reduction projects; cost effective energy efficiency approaches; emerging voluntary and regulatory markets and the Climate Action Reserve.