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%.
Researchers conclude in a new report that a global push for small hydropower projects, supported by various nations and also the Kyoto Protocol to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, may cause unanticipated and potentially significant losses of habitat and biodiversity.
John Kerry told Ethiopians that the U.S. is below the Kyoto Protocol's greenhouse gas emissions targets. Yay! Unfortunately, that's not true. Boo!
Instead of nations agreeing on greenhouse gas emissions reductions, the U.S. is pushing for each country to set its own goals.
Technically speaking, the Kyoto Protocol died in December, 2012, the endpoint of its official legal standing. Of course, it was supposed to be replaced by a subsequent agreement to have been negotiated in Copenhagen, but that long-prepared...Show More Summary
Here’s the latest standards and compliance news affecting corporate environmental and energy executives. Today’s briefing includes 10 items. Delegates from 160 nations agreed in Bonn that a successor to the Kyoto Protocol should allow...Show More Summary
New data released by the EIA tell the story. In 2012, a surprising twist and without ever ratifying it, the United States became the first major industrialized nation in the world to meet the United Nation’s original Kyoto Protocol 2012 … Continue reading ?
To date, the Kyoto Protocol under the UNFCCC is the only route we have had to creating something of a global carbon market. Two new cornerstones of the international discussion, could effectively work together.
(Steven Hayward) For a long time I and others have argued that the climate campaign’s crusade for carbon constraints (how’s that for alliteration?) is failing. Between the total farce of the Kyoto protocol (the climate diplomacy equivalent...Show More Summary
Another great post by Karl-Friedrich Lenz, reposted from the Lenz Blog (image added): The final numbers for Germany’s performance under the Kyoto Protocol have been released recently, and they are fantastic. Germany has beat its ambitious goal of 21% reduction compared to 1990 by a comfortable margin, getting to 25.5 percent. Show More Summary
They are nearing their 1990 level, the baseline for Kyoto Protocol reductions
The Kyoto Protocol is dead. The once highly-debated UN Framework Convention on Climate Change treaty was put to rest this past December as major emissions offenders including the US, China, and India have, again, refused to ratify the UN’s faltering attempt to reduce worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. These refusals, in conjunction with Russia’s recent decision [...]
The time is ripe to take down Harper. Download, print and pin up these posters all across Canada. He ditched the Kyoto Protocol, voted against Palestine, violated human rights, passed unconstitutional laws, changed the Indian Act illegally, passed several sneaky and sinister omnibus bills... Show More Summary
Not that anyone has noticed, but the Kyoto Protocol expired on 31 December, its signatories having increased carbon emissions by 58pc over 1990 levels – instead of cutting them by… Continue reading The post How Oliver Letwin lost his Kyoto bet with Nigel Lawson appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Federal Government has yet to approve a specific climate policy. Since the U.S. Senate rejected the 1997 Kyoto Protocol no Administration has formally proposed a climate policy to Congress. The Federal Government has, however, developed many non-climate energy regulations that have significantly reduced U.S. Show More Summary
(Steven Hayward) America’s tax system wasn’t the only thing that went over a cliff at midnight on December 31. The Kyoto Protocol on climate change—the treaty I’ve called the most feckless and unserious act of international diplomacy since the Kellogg-Briand Pact—expired on December 31. Show More Summary
Max Paris checks the pulse of the climate change treaty as the first stage of "binding cuts" came to an end on Monday: The [lapse of the] controversial and ineffective Kyoto Protocol's first stage... leav[es] the world with 58...