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Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change./ Protocole de Kyoto à la Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques.

Summary

The Kyoto Protocol was adopted on December 11, 1997. It lists the limits or reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions (CO2, CH4, N2O, HFC, PFC and SF6) during the period 2008-2112 with respect to 1990 or 1995 levels in the case of fluorinated gases. Only developed countries have binding commitments. The Protocol comprises a list of policies and indiciative measures. It defines means to be employed in order to achieve these objectives: emissions trading between developed countries, specific development mechanism for developed and developing countries, protection and reinforcing of greenhouse-gas wells, etc. The Protocol will come into effect 3 months after receipt of instruments of ratification from at least 55 countries, representing at least 55% of CO2 emissions from developed countries in 1990.

Details

  • Original title: Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change./ Protocole de Kyoto à la Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques.
  • Record ID : 1998-3217
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: Regulation, Environment, HFCs alternatives
  • Publication date: 1997/12/10
  • Available in the IIR library