The Kyoto Protocol

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  • 1827: Greenhouse effect was discovered by a Frenchie
  • 1970s: New evidence about global warming emerges
  • 1997: Kyoto protocol is signed by the UNFCC
  • 2005: protocol signed by 175 countries and is legally binding

The Main Goals:

  • Reduce greenhouse emissions by 5.2% of its 1990 level by 2012
  • Countries targets vary (EU countries have to reduce overall emissions by 8%)
  • Some nations…

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