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Questions and Answers on the UN climate change conference in Lima

by Europa Press Room  (Nov. 28, 2014)

1. Why another climate change conference? Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC[1]) and the Kyoto Protocol[2] meet once a year at high level to discuss how to advance international action to combat climate change. Peru is hosting this year's conference from 1 to 12 December in Lima. It will be the UNFCCC's 20th ...

Position paper: Accounting for peatland hotspots in the new climate agreement

by Wetlands International  (Nov. 28, 2014)

Introduction Peatlands (~organic soils) worldwide store twice as much carbon as all forest biomass, although they cover only a tenth of the land. The drainage of peatlands, for forestry and agriculture, leads to the oxidation of this carbon and increases their vulnerability to peat fires, leading to huge emissions of greenhouse gases. Hotspots ...

Progress towards 2008–2012 Kyoto targets in Europe

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 28, 2014)

Latest data confirm that the EU is on track to over‑achieve its Kyoto Protocol target In October 2013, the EEA published its annual assessment of the progress of the European Union (EU) and European countries towards achieving their commitments under the Kyoto Protocol for the period 2008–2012, as Part A of the EEA report Trends and ...

COP 20 in Lima: key step on the way to a global climate agreement in Paris

by European Parliament  (Dec. 9, 2014)

Ministers are in Lima this week to negotiate a text to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, which should then be finalised at a conference in Paris in 2015. The Parliament has sent a delegation of 12 MEPs to support representatives from the European Commission and the Council during the negotiations. Check out our infographic to find out more about how ...

Has the Kyoto Protocol reached its main goal? A brief review

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 1, 2012)

This paper critically analyses the International policy on climate change, the role of the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol and the GHG emissions, particularly CO2. Also the commitment of the different countries to reduce or limit these emissions, the development of carbon sinks and the flexible mechanisms that uses credit trading between countries ...

Allocation of ecologically allowable carbon emissions to countries as a key to more effective post–Kyoto Protocol climate change mitigation law

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 10, 2012)

The paper proposes novel carbon indicators as effective control instruments to design the post–Kyoto Protocol climate change mitigation law. The allocation of Ecologically Allowable Carbon Emissions (EACE) to countries show that a group of countries needs no emissions reductions today because their actual carbon emissions are below the EACE. The ...

Letting Go of Kyoto

by Center for Climate and Energy Solutions  (Nov. 8, 2011)

This commentary was originally published by Nature A preoccupation with binding commitments blocks progress in the global effort against climate change. It’s time to correct course, says Elliot Diringer. When governments gather for another round of United Nations (UN) ...

Cancun Summit left replacement of Kyoto Protocol to next year

by Envido Ltd  (Dec. 17, 2010)

UK Energy and Climate Change secretary said debate on legal structure to replace the Kyoto Protocol was left to next year. Energy and climate change secretary, Chris Huhne, defended his upbeat assessment of the last week’s Cancun agreement, arguing that it was "the most significant package overall since the [1997] Kyoto protocol." Most ...

Failure to launch: the Kyoto protocol and sustainable strategic management

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 21, 2009)

Despite an unquestioned worldwide green movement, business progress toward environmental sustainability has been relatively slow. The relative speed of greening may result from a lack of a dominant design or set of agreed upon standards. Some scholars argue that in uncertain technology markets, industry needs government initiatives such as the ...

Burden-sharing and global climate negotiations: the case of the Kyoto Protocol

by Routledge/Taylor & Francis  (Jan. 1, 2010)

International climate agreements are important examples of internationally negotiated distributive politics and the resulting obligations vary considerably across countries. Nevertheless, few studies have empirically examined the determinants of burden sharing in this context. The allocation of emission reductions in the Kyoto protocol is ...

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