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A Key Moment for California Climate Policy

The past year has been a crucial time in international climate negotiations. In December, 2015, in Paris, negotiators established an agreement on the next round of targets and actions to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, which was signed in 1997 and will effectively close down in 2020.

Poland could sign climate deal amendment if EU backs new coal plants

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland is willing to back EU ratification of an amendment to the Kyoto Protocol on carbon emissions if the European Commission guarantees financing for new, cleaner coal-fired power stations, the Prime Minister's office said.

Carbon-Financed Cookstove Fails to Deliver Hoped-for Benefits in the Field

A study of the the first clean cookstove intervention in India financed through the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism found expected benefits from newer, more "efficient" stoves -- based on their performance in lab tests -- did not materialize in the field.

Was Kyoto climate deal a success? Figures reveal mixed results

On paper, countries met their commitments under the 1997 Kyoto protocol. But a deeper look at the final numbers gives little cause for optimism

Final Kyoto analysis shows 100% compliance

All 36 countries that committed to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change complied with their emission targets, according to a new scientific study.

CarboCount a ‘Watchdog’ for greenhouse gas emissions

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…

'Watchdog' for greenhouse gas emissions

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

Japan: Is a Net Zero Society Reachable Without CO2 Pricing?

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

Paris Climate Accord: Hope, Change -- and Collapse

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.

The smog of war

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 Agreement Catalyzes Global Cooperation Toward a Low-Carbon Future

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

Obama’s Sneaky, Phantom Climate Change Deal Circumvents Congress

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 […]

To Stop More Domestic Terror Attacks, We Need to Pass The Kyoto Protocol

I'm off the radio today due to a Christmas program, but we still wanted to do a show. So you can listen to it at Soundcloud, Stitcher, iTunes or via www.erickontheradio.com The post To Stop More Domestic Terror Attacks, We Need to Pass The Kyoto Protocol appeared first on RedState.

Why I Joined the People’s Climate March

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”.

Why Negotiators At Paris Climate Talks Are Tossing The Kyoto Model

10 months agoNews : The Two-Way

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.

Climate change summit: Canada starts to regain its green glow

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...

Michael Hoexter: Road to COP21 and Beyond: The Missing Analysis of the Kyoto Protocol and its Failure

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 […]

Climate: The Road to Paris

(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,

Poland's president vetos amendment to Kyoto protocol on CO2 emissions

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.

Age of Autism Weekly Wrap: The Japan Protocol

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...

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