The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 didn't slow down the gradual warming of the planet. Now governments meeting for a two-week summit are trying an a la carte approach.
Four years ago, Canada became the first country to withdraw from the 1997 Kyoto Protocol that set global targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A lot has changed since then. On Monday, less than a month after being sworn in as Canada's 23rd prime minister, Justin Trudeau leads a Canadian delegation...
By Michael Hoexter, a policy analyst and marketing consultant on green issues, climate change, clean and renewable energy, and energy efficiency. Originally published at New Economic Perspectives. In this series, I will attempt to outline key issues facing policymakers as they meet in Paris at the UN’s Conference of the Parties-21 starting on November 30th […]
(Steven Hayward) The world will gather in Paris at the end of this month to attempt to craft a successor climate change treaty to the failed Kyoto Protocol that expires in 2020. We’ll have a lot to say about this as it gets under way, but for now, get a load of Article 11 of the draft treaty that has been under discussion in Bonn, Germany last month. As is usual procedure,
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's president has vetoed an amendment to the Kyoto protocol on CO2 emissions that extends the deadline for compliance because he believes the country needs more time to analyze its impact on the economy, his office said on Tuesday.
By Dan Olmsted Greetings from Kyoto, fellow AOAers. I was last here 22 years ago. The spiritual appeal of the ancient capital is unchanged – there’s a temple on every corner, it seems, such as the one where I snapped...
(Steven Hayward) There are high expectations for the next UN climate summit taking place in Paris in late November and early December. Obama is determined to get a “binding” international treaty to succeed the failed Kyoto Protocol.Show More Summary
NDP leader Thomas Mulcair has vowed to cut Canada’s C02 emissions to half of what they were in 1990, by the year 2030. So why pick 1990 as a baseline? As I explain in my video, it all goes back to the Kyoto Protocol. Choosing that year was a trick that let certain countries get […]
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(Steven Hayward) The climatistas are gearing up to a big summit in Paris at the end of November, where it is hoped and expected that a major new global climate treaty will emerge—the successor to the failed 1997 Kyoto Protocol. As we...Show More Summary
A recent report by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) found that one of the carbon offset mechanisms in the Kyoto Protocol may have enabled GHG emissions to be about 600 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) highe...
By Paul Brown, Climate News Network Many countries that promised to cut GHG emissions under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol are now exceeding their targets, bringing new hope for success at the Paris climate talks.
This DeSmog UK epic history post recalls the transatlantic effort by the European sceptic Benny Peiser and Washington lawyer Chris Horner to bring down the Kyoto Protocol. Prior to teaming up with Lord Lawson at the Global Warming Policy...Show More Summary
Less than six months from now, countries will once again strive to reach a global deal on climate change at the Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. As we enter the last rounds of negotiations, and this week, at the United...Show More Summary
This DeSmog UK epic history post looks at how Julian Morris’s free market think tank spread its influence in its attack on the Kyoto Protocol. The free marketeer, Julian Morris, and his team at his International Policy Network ( IPNShow More Summary
I used to love Preston Manning. I even worked for him in Ottawa. The Preston Manning I admired was the one who used to bravely and eloquently denounce the Kyoto Protocol, for instance. Lately, though, Manning’s become something of a global warming activist. I finally wrote my old boss a letter asking him why he’d […]
Our DeSmog UK epic history series continues with a look at how Big Oil helped push President Bush to pull out of the Kyoto Protocol. Despite the promising oil-rich foundation upon which George W. Bush was elected president in 2001, insiders...Show More Summary
This DeSmog UK epic history post describes how an economic think tank became a beacon of light around which the industries most affected by the new Kyoto Protocol met to discuss strategies to deal with the international agreement. The first time is tragedy – the second time is farce. Show More Summary
Our DeSmog UK epic history series recalls the moment when leaders from around the globe agreed to limit emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. Exxon boss, Lee Raymond's attempt to warn the developing world against signing the Kyoto Protocol...Show More Summary