kyoto protocol

Kyoto Protocol Came into Effect on February 16, 2005

The Kyoto Protocol came into effect on February 16, 2005.

This is the Protocol on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted by the City of Kyoto on December 11, 1997.

The official name is “Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change”.

The main goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.

There are 6 kinds of greenhouse gases; Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, sulfur hexafluoride.

Target reduction rates are set for each country.

They need to work together to reach our goals within the promised period.

However, the United States, which currently has the second highest greenhouse gas emissions in the world, has not partially ratified it.

United Nations: Kyoto Protocol

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