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  • Australia signs Kyoto Protocol

    Today I have signed the instrument of ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. This is the first official act of the new Australian Government, demonstrating my Government’s commitment to tackling climate change. Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol was considered and approved by the first Executive Council meeting of the Government this morning. The Governor-General has granted his approval for ...


    By Australian Labor Party

  • Background on Kyoto Protocol

    Negotiating the Protocol The adoption of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992 was a major step forward in tackling the problem of global warming. Yet as  greenhouse gas (GHG) emission levels continued to rise around the world, it became increasingly evident that only a firm and binding commitment by developed countries to reduce emissions could send a signal strong ...

  • Kyoto Protocol emissions trading system goes global

    The UN Climate Change secretariat announced this week that it is on schedule to complete the live connection of the UNFCCC International Transaction Log (ITL) with the European Union (EU) Community Independent Transaction Log (CITL) and 26 European Union greenhouse gas emissions trading system (EU ETS) registries. With the additions of the CITL and 26 EU ETS registries, the Kyoto ...

  • New Jersey Meadowlands Mayors Support Kyoto Protocol

    LYNDHURST, New Jersey, (ENS) - The 14 mayors of the Hackensack Meadowlands Municipal Committee have voted to support the Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty that sets greenhouse gas reduction targets for 35 industrialized nations, but not the United States. President George W. Bush has declined to send the protocol to the Senate for ratification, saying that limiting greenhouse ...

  • Australia on track to meet Kyoto protocol target

    Australia remains on track to meet its Kyoto Protocol target due in part to the global economic downturn, National Greenhouse Accounts released today show. The Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water, Senator Penny Wong, said the National Greenhouse Accounts show Australia"s emissions fell between 2008 and 2009 by around 13 million tonnes (Mt). Australia formally submitted the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Kyoto Protocol emissions trading system goes global

    The UN Climate Change secretariat announced this week that it is on schedule to complete the live connection of the UNFCCC International Transaction Log (ITL) with the European Union (EU) Community Independent Transaction Log (CITL) and 26 European Union greenhouse gas emissions trading system (EU ETS) registries. With the additions of the CITL and 26 EU ETS registries, the Kyoto ...

  • First Kyoto Protocol Emission Credits Generated by Honduras

    BONN, Germany, October 20, 2005 (ENS) - Two hydroelectric power projects in Honduras today became the first facilities to generate certified emission reductions under the Kyoto Protocol. The hydroelectric projects, which do not emit greenhouse gases, are creating credits for Italy and Finland to use in meeting their emissions reduction commitments under the protocol. In Bonn, the Executive ...

  • Canada Backs Away From Kyoto Protocol Commitment

    OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, November 22, 2006 (ENS) - Canada cannot meet its greenhouse gas reduction commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, so Environment Canada is proceeding with a rapid roll out of new regulations that will postpone action on regulating these emissions until at least 2010. Yet Canada has ratified the Protocol to the UN Climate Convention and is legally bound to cut emissions ...

  • Australia on track to meet Kyoto protocol target

    Australia’s Kyoto target is to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the 2008-2012 period to 108 per cent of 1990 ...

  • Council and European Parliament agree on the technical implementation of the Kyoto Protocol

    The Council's Permanent Representatives Committee today (March 19, 2014) approved the compromise reached between the Council and the European Parliament concerning a regulation amending Regulation No 525/2013 as regards the technical implementation of the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. It thereby endorsed the agreement reached on 17 March between the Hellenic ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • MCCF to help Spain fulfil its Kyoto Protocol commitments

    The Spanish government and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development have signed an agreement under which Spain is contributing €25 million to the Green Carbon Fund. The Fund is part of the Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund (MCCF) sponsored by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB). The MCCF, launched in December 2006, consists ...

  • Kyoto Protocol Parties move closer to trading emission allowances

    (Vienna, 30 August 2007)  The secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) today released first results indicating that countries will meet criteria to begin trading in Kyoto emission allowances for 2008, the first year of the Treaty’s first commitment period. International teams coordinated by the secretariat have finished reviews of reports submitted by ...

  • Kyoto Protocol mechanism evolves to meet demand for clean, sustainable development

    The way is clear for the launch of a wide array of new projects in the energy efficiency and renewable areas, ranging from refrigerators to solar-power high-efficiency lights and geothermal heat for developing country households, under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), opening significant opportunities to cut greenhouse gas emissions and support sustainable development at ...

  • Kyoto Protocol clean development mechanism passes 1000th registered project milestone

    The Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism (CDM) has registered its 1000th project, an energy efficiency project in Andhra Pradesh, India, expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 34,000 tonnes annually. “The CDM has passed another milestone, time to reflect on our success and redouble our efforts to improve and expand the mechanism,” said Rajesh Kumar Sethi, Chair of the ...

  • Offsetting or Offputting – Where the Kyoto Protocol went very wrong

    UN officials have confirmed the findings by the Stockholm Environment Institute that around 600 million tonnes of carbon were wrongly emitted as a result, under the UNFCCC’s Joint Implementation (JI) scheme. The first in-depth review of JI’s environmental integrity shows about three-quarters of credits may not represent actual emission reductions, and their use to meet ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Deep emission cuts give the EU a head start under the kyoto protocol

    A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows that large drop in emissions seen in 2008 and 2009 gives EU-15 a head start to reach and even overachieve its 8 % reduction target under the Kyoto Protocol. Austria, Denmark and Italy, however, need to step up their current efforts until 2012 to ensure that their contribution to the common EU-15 target is delivered. The EEA report also ...

  • Canada sued for ignoring its own Kyoto protocol law

    Canada has became the first country ever to be brought to court for failing to comply with its legal commitments to combat global warming. Friends of the Earth Canada is suing the Conservative government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper for following a strategy to reduce greenhouse gases that fails to meet Canada's obligations under the Kyoto Protocol. The lawsuit is the first in the world to ...

  • Davos on the way to Kyoto

    Over 100,000 tonnes of climate-unfriendly CO2 were emitted in Davos in 2005. But Davos can reduce its CO2 emissions by 15%, thus complying with the Kyoto Protocol. A report from the Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF), the Federal Institute of Forestry, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), and the Davos city council discusses what measures can be taken to achieve this. For a ...


  • A different world than Kyoto

    The argument that developing countries are taking no action to address climate change is wrong. With the target date for the Kyoto Protocol’s successor agreement still a year away, and a lame duck U.S. delegation in attendance, nobody expected a watershed moment at the recently concluded climate change conference (COP-14) in Poznan, Poland. While delegates made modest progress on some key issues, ...

  • Kyoto protocol’s clean development mechanism passes 100 millionth certified emission reduction milestone

    The 100 millionth certified emission reduction (CER) credit under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism has been issued, marking an important environmental, development and carbon market milestone on the road to a low-carbon future. “The CDM has been up and running just two years, but in that short time it has shown its ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stimulate green ...

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