On paper, countries met their commitments under the 1997 Kyoto protocol. But a deeper look at the final numbers gives little cause for optimism
All 36 countries that committed to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change complied with their emission targets, according to a new scientific study.
A new pilot project “CarboCount” From the SWISS FEDERAL LABORATORIES FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (EMPA) and the department of Carbo loading comes this PR: The signatory countries of the Kyoto Protocol and the new Paris Agreement have committed to reduce global warming. The countries themselves use estimates and projections to verify whether they are…
The signatory countries of the Kyoto Protocol and the new Paris Agreement have committed to reduce global warming. The countries themselves use estimates and projections to verify whether they are actually achieving the necessary reduction in greenhouse gases. Show More Summary
From 1992 Japan was at the frontline of the global fight against climate change with the symbolic Kyoto Protocol. Then the earthquake, the tsunami and Nuclear Plant accident in Fukushima in 2011 drastically changed Japan's energy situation. Show More Summary
The Paris Accord is mainly about money transfers, designed to provide a legacy for president Obama. Unlike the Kyoto Protocol, the Paris Accord has little to do with climate.
President Barack Obama, seeking to shape his legacy, said that COP 21 makes the United States, which did not ratify the earlier Kyoto Protocol, "the world leader in fighting climate change." But Obama will not be around to lead the COP 21 fight, which is not scheduled to start until 2020. Show More Summary
Paris is again in the news -- and, this time, as host to nearly all the world's nations who came to a historic agreement to address climate change. I recall both the achievement of -- and tensions spawned by -- the Kyoto Protocol climate agreement nearly 20 years ago. Show More Summary
A good take by the Washington Examiner: On November 12, 1998, President Clinton signed the Kyoto Protocol, which required dramatic cuts to carbon dioxide emissions. It was an empty gesture, for a year earlier the Senate had voted 95-0 on a resolution stating that it would not ratify the treaty. And of course, it never […]
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Eighteen years after attending the Kyoto Protocol negotiations, Brendan Barrett took part in last weekend's People’s Climate March. Here he reflects on what's ahead as regular people are foisted to the front lines of what author Jeremy Leggett calls “The Carbon Wars”.
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 […]
The energy company went from investing in climate science to working against it.