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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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But the Kyoto Treaty does not require the sort of clean-up that Hansen has in mind, which seems inexpensive and healthful on its own merits, in contrast to dramatic carbon dioxide cuts.
Bush has expressed the futility of addressing global warming without commitments from India and China, whose emissions are now growing rapidly, but are were exempted from the Kyoto treaty. There will be a continuing need for new, clean energy technologies as most of the economies of the world continue to grow.
The Fox government commemorated the start of the Kyoto treaty by awarding five permits for MDL projects on Feb.
According to the World Bank, industrialized countries as a whole need to reduce emissions by some 4.3 billion tons to attain the reduction target set by the Kyoto treaty.
John Podhoretz' book Bush Country mentions the environment only in a brief aside on the "unfairness" of the Kyoto Treaty. Ann Coulter's Treason contains one passing reference to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Member states adopted the Kyoto treaty two years ago but only recently passed legislation forcing governments of the 25-country bloc to check and report emissions.
Pres Putin recommits to the Kyoto treaty after months of mixed signals characterizing it as a tradeoff for the economic agreement, in exchange for European support for its bid to join the WTO, a breakthrough that can revive the long-stalled pact designed to curb global warming.
Ernest Hollings (D-S.C.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) They asked the GAO (the investigative ann of Congress) to determine why two economic studies (both conducted by administration agencies in 1998 on the costs of implementing the international Kyoto Treaty) reached vastly different conclusions.
7 parliamentary elections in Russia, which made the biggest country in the world appear to have become a "puppet democracy" for Putin, whether or not Moscow's refusal to ratify the Kyoto treaty was really final.
rejection of the Kyoto treaty on global warming and the unprecedented "unsigning" of the treaty on the International Criminal Court only worsened matters.
After rejecting the Kyoto treaty, the Bush administration has found another way to make greenhouse-gas emissions disappear: For the first time in six years, the EPA has omitted a section on climate change from its annual assessment of U.S.