Challenges for the Planet - GCSE Geography Revision Lesson 2

Challenges for the Planet - GCSE Geography Revision Lesson 2

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Challenges for the Planet ­ Revision Lesson 2
1. Use the information below and your textbook to answer the following questions.
a. What is the Kyoto protocol and when was it set up?
b. What was it the result of?
c. Describe briefly the objectives.
d. Why did some countries as shown below fail to participate?
e. What does the achievement graph show? Refer to three examples at least.
as of December 2010
Green = Countries that have signed and ratified the treaty
(Annex I & II countries in dark green)
Grey = Countries that have not yet decided
Brown = No intention to ratify at this stage.

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Q and A: Bali climate conference
Delegates from nearly 190 countries are meeting for two weeks in Bali to
discuss climate change.
A principal objective is to agree a "Bali roadmap", a process leading to a successor
agreement to the Kyoto Protocol, whose targets for reducing greenhouse gas
emissions expire in 2012.…read more

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Many countries, richer and poorer, including the US, Canada and India, are not
prepared to accept binding numerical emissions targets at this stage.
How urgent is the need for an agreement in Bali?
A widespread consensus holds that a new set of targets should be in place by the end
of 2009 - just two years away.
That would give governments and businesses enough time to put the necessary
measures in place before 2012.…read more

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Most developing countries, and the EU, are adamant that the UN process should
remain paramount; and it is the only process that includes virtually all of the world's
What happens next?
The UN climate roadshow moves on, with or without its roadmap, to Poland in
December 2008 and Denmark in 2009.
If Bali is succesful, the second of those meetings should see the finalising of a Kyoto
successor treaty.
Published: 2007/12/12 12:57:20 GMT
© BBC 2011
2. Read the article above.
a.…read more


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