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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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Although Britain shares this position as a member of the European Union, Japan believes it is keen on trying to bring Washington back into the Kyoto treaty process, and Koizumi hopes to reaffirm that in his talks with Blair, a Japanese official said.
s Meteorological Office concluded that implementing the Kyoto treaty would reduce the projected temperature increase by an infinitesimal six-hundredths of a degree by the year 2050.
The environmental group Greenpeace International has sent 5,000 facsimiles through its ''save the Kyoto climate treaty'' online campaign to Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, urging the Japanese government to accept the Kyoto treaty on climate change, a Greenpeace spokesman said Tuesday.
Sweden's environment minister Kjell Larsson has urged the US to stick with the Kyoto treaty aimed at reducing the release of greenhouse gases.
French President Jacques Chirac told Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Wednesday that the Kyoto treaty on global warming should be put into effect regardless of whether the U.
He told reporters: "The President has been unequivocal - he does not support the Kyoto treaty.
The infamous Kyoto Treaty, for example, which sought to impose uniform emissions standards and other regulatory burdens worldwide, and which the Clintons vigorously promoted, was declared dead in the water with the election of George W.
Chirac made the comments on the Kyoto treaty when Koizumi said that Japan plans to continue seeking U.
Both carbon and aviation fuel taxes are transparently motivated by pseudoscientific solicitude for the global environment, and are attempts to achieve via taxation some of the major aims of the Kyoto Treaty on global warming.