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What is the kyoto protocol
all countries sign an agreement to monitor and cut greenhouse gas emissions
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what is the aim of the kyoto protocol
to reduce greenhouse gas emmisions by 5 percent below 1990 levels by 2012
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what is the uks kyoto protocol target
to reduce gas emmisions by 12.5 percent by 2012
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which country hasnt signed the protocol and why is this a bad thing
USA have not agreed and they have the highest gas emission out of all of the countries
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What is the carbon credit sheme? What does it do?
when countries come under their emissions target they get a carbon credit which they sell to countries that arent meeting their emissions target, so you get rewarded for having low emissions
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how else can you earn carbon credits?
by helping poorer countries reduce their emmissons meaning that the poorer countries reduce their emmissions quickrer.
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what are the national responses
transportation strategies and taxation
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what do the transportation strategies do
improve transport systems so that carbon emissions are reduced
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what does the taxation strategy do?
increase taxes on cars with high emissions encouraging people to buy cars with low emissions
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what are the local responses?
congestion charges and recycling and conserving energy
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what is the congestion charging policy
charge cars for driving into cities at busy times in the day
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what is the recycling scheme
recycle bins, less energy is used making new materials so emissions are reduced
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hat is the conserving energy scheme
authorities give money and advice to make homes more energy efficient , people use less energy to heat homes because less is lost so results in less emissions
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