Where can I find information about the Kyoto Protocol?
|In early December, 1997,
representatives from over 170 countries
met in Kyoto, Japan to negotiate a legally
binding treaty to reduce human-caused
greenhouse gas emissions. The meeting
was held under the auspicies of the
United Nations Framework Convention
on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and moved
the argument about the science of global
climate change to world policy which
continues to this day. There are several
excellent web sites that provide background
on the negotiations including the full-text
of the Kyoto conference negotiations
and the resulting protocol as well as
reports of ongoing climate policy negotiations.
For more information about the Kyoto conference,
you might try some of these web sites:
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