The Kyoto Protocol : Hope for the Blue Planet

Written by: Napoleon

The Kyoto Protocol was adopted at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and was opened on the 11th of December, 1997 in Kyoto, Japan.

Many countries (169) that have signed it, like the European Union and Japan, have had to reduce their emission of greenhouse gases before February, 16th 2005.

The objective is the "stabilization " of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous interference with the climate system. Each country’s emissions must be reduced between the years 2008-2012.

The scientists have predicted an increase in temperature by 1.4°C to 5.8 °C between 1990 and 2100.

The EU and its Member States ratified the Kyoto Protocol in late May 2002.

Something has to be done.

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Kyoto Protocol

by Napoleon