Kyoto Protocol

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  • Kyoto Protocol
    • Issues
      • C02 levels are increasing and showing no signs of slowing
        • due to population increases
        • many countries begin to develop and industrialise
      • Global temperatures are continuing to rise.
      • Without the USA agreeing to the protocol developing countries such as China reducing emissions drastically the targets will not likely be met.
    • The Targets
      • The goals were to see the participants collectively reduce emissions of greenhouse gases
        • by5.2% below the emission levels of 1990 by 2010
      • Individual countries were assigned higher or lower targets and some countries were permitted increases
        • (e.g: The USA was expected to reduce emissions by 7%)
    • The agreement
      • it was negotiated by many countries in December 1997
      • The terms of the agreement required at least 55 parties
        • and for the total of those parties emissions to be at least 55% of global production of greenhouse gases.
      • Currently, there is 169 countries involved in the agreement
        • including Russia which was authorised on February 16th 2005
  • CO2
    • The parties agreed to cut emissions of:
      • it was negotiated by many countries in December 1997
  • Sulphur hexafluoride
    • The parties agreed to cut emissions of:

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