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That Time When a Koch-Funded Washington Lawyer Made a Secret Plan to Derail the Kyoto Protocol in Europe

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

Protecting the world's children from climate change

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

That Time When an International Free Market Think Tank Attacked The Kyoto Protocol

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

“This video is shocking just to look at”: Is Preston Manning taking Tides Foundation money?

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 […]

Why Did George W Bush Pull Out of the Kyoto Protocol?

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 is How the Energy Industry Reacted to the Kyoto Protocol

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

The Moment When Global Leaders Signed The Kyoto Protocol, And How Industry Responded

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

Kyoto Protocol

This review is based on a review copy given by Roll D6. I know the designer and have met him several times in Finnish game events. The game: Kyoto Protocol by Petri Savola, published by Roll D6 in 2015. Elevator pitch: Power Grid: The Filler Card Game. An energy-themed filler card game with a very flexible player count (2–7, and … Continue reading Kyoto Protocol

Happy birthday Kyoto! What was it again?

Happy Birthday Kyoto Protocol! This week marks the ten year anniversary. Is it a reason to celebrate?  Kyoto was our first international agreement to cut emissions, so what can we learn for Paris? asks Alice Bell, writer and researcher...Show More Summary

Climate change misfire: Kyoto protocol leads to doubling emissions in Brazil's steel industry

New research shows that climate change mitigation efforts in Brazil's steel industry didn't reduce greenhouse gas pollution, programs under an international climate treaty led to an overall doubling of carbon dioxide emissions in the...Show More Summary

COP20: Responsibilities of Capitalism On Climate Change

The 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP20/CMP10) was held in Lima between December 1 to 12, and was chaired by the...

Climate change deal has 194 countries cutting emissions

Deals to reduce greenhouse gases (such as 1997's Kyoto Protocol) have been in place for years. However, they've typically limited the reductions to richer nations -- poorer countries have objected to previous attempts to broaden the scope due to requ...

A 5 Minute History of Climate Politics

Today begins the UNFCCC's COP20 which, since the failure of the Copenhagen Accord, will build on the Durban Platform which follows the Bali Roadmap and the Warsaw Outcomes to replace the Kyoto Protocol. Overwhelmed? Fair enough. Confused? Don't be. The world of international climate politics seems almost indulgently complex. Show More Summary

Africa Laments as Kyoto Protocol Hangs in Limbo

African countries fought hard for the Kyoto Protocol not to die on African soil at the 2011 climate summit, but they say it is now languishing in limbo because developed countries are only taking “baby steps" towards ratifying the Doha Amendment that gave it a new lease on life.

For Paris 2015: A Climate Trust Not a Treaty

The international negotiators meeting in Lima, Peru for the 20th United Nations convention on climate change have all but given up on a new legally enforceable climate treaty to replace the outdated Kyoto Protocol. In preparations for...Show More Summary

How The Warsaw Climate Talks Spawned The New China-US Climate Deal

The Kyoto Protocol failed in part because it tried to offer a one-size-fits-most solution to a challenge that manifests itself differently from state-to-state, country-to-country, and region-to-region. The United States and China this...Show More Summary

A Rare Debate on the ‘Settled Science’ of Climate Change

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Originally published in Communities Digital News. In 1997 during the Kyoto Protocol Treaty negotiations in Japan, Dr. Robert Watson, then Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was asked about scientists who challenge United Nations conclusions that global warming was man-made. He answered, “The science is settled…we’re not going…

Canada Puts Oil Exploitation Before Forests

11 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Paul Brown, Climate News Network Having repudiated the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Canada is still exploiting tar sands for oil—despite accepting that climate change is destroying its forests.

The Most Important UN Climate Initiative You Never Heard of

While the Kyoto Protocol may be the most famous climate initiative, the Hyogo Framework for Action's time is due. The HFA is a 10-year plan to make the world safe from natural hazards. It was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005. Show More Summary

Why China's Energy Consumption Will Keep Rising

In 1997, the Kyoto Protocol was signed. This was to usher in an era where the planet was to tackle climate change, and we were to see an energy transition from dirty, polluting fossil fuels to their low-carbon alternatives. Instead, here is what happened. read more

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