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What is Kyoto Protocol

What is Kyoto Protocol

The Kyoto Protocol is a very technical terms for people who are looking forward to contribute for reducing global warming. Actually, Kyoto Protocol is nothing but an amendment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The protocol was opened for signature on December 11, 1997 in Kyoto, Japan, and the protocol entered into force on February 16, 2005. There are many countries who are members of this protocol. As on November 2007, there are 174 countries and other governmental entities that are members of this protocol.

The main objective of the Kyoto Protocol is to reduce Greenhouse gases that cause climate change and threat to the environment of the planet earth. The conditions for the countries who ratify this protocol includes committing to reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases; or at other hand, engaging in emissions trading if they maintain or increase emissions of these gases in some carbon offsetting schemes.

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