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
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 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
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
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...
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...
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
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.
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
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
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…
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.
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
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
The Kyoto Protocol required only rich countries to take action. The Obama admin says that approach is "clearly not rational or workable" any more.
The Clean Development Mechanism helps rich countries meet Kyoto Protocol obligations by spending on climate action in poor countries, but the program's future is up in the air.
The European Parliament ErP directive (Energy related Products Directive) was adopted in order to protect the environment and assist the Kyoto Protocol obligation to increase the total share of renewable energy in the European Union to 20% by 2020 and by increasing energy efficiency by 20%.