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Iceland, The Green Enigma

Reykjavík Grapevine - ‎16 hours ago‎
While most other countries on earth agreed to cut their greenhouse gas emissions in 1997 under the Kyoto Protocol, Iceland has a provision to increase greenhouse gas emissions for heavy industry.
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Is an International Agreement for Sustainable Urbanization Possible?

Next City - ‎14 hours ago‎
These include issues such as “common but differentiated responsibilities,” first agreed on in the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, and “unilateral economic measures” such as sanctions and tariffs.
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Fact-checking Bill Clinton on Hillary's big climate change accomplishment

PolitiFact - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
But unlike the Kyoto Protocol of 1997 or Paris Agreement of 2015, the accord wasn't actually an official agreement. It wasn't "adopted" by signatories, but merely "taken note of" (in other words, they formally recognized the accord's existence ...

Trump's laughable climate change claims

The Hill (blog) - ‎16 hours ago‎
Under the Kyoto Protocol, which the United States signed in 1998, the U.S. was supposed to reduce its annual emissions of greenhouse gases so that they were 7 percent lower, on average, during the period between 2008 and 2012 compared with 1990.

You Ought to Have a Look: Platform Planks on Energy and the Environment

Cato Institute (blog) - ‎13 hours ago‎
We reject the agendas of both the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, which represent only the personal commitments of their signatories; no such agreement can be binding upon the United States until it is submitted to and ratified by the Senate.
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This Year, Every Vote Is a Vote for or Against Climate Change

WIRED - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The issue simmered through Carter, Reagan, and Bush I. By the mid-1990s, climate science and climate denial had seeped deeply enough into US politics that President Bill Clinton signed the Kyoto Protocol, and the Republican congress subsequently ...

Rediscovering the Will to Change: A New Energy Economy

Energy Collective - ‎16 hours ago‎
Yet by the time that the Kyoto Protocol was issued in 1997, Exxon Mobil changed its policy to one of creating doubt. In general the world's fossil fuel companies opposed changing their operations.

Carbon-financed cookstove fails to deliver hoped-for benefits in the field

Science Daily - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The cookstove intervention the research team studied was the first stove intervention in India approved for financing under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism, which allows wealthier countries to reduce their climate emissions by ...

The Paris Agreement and Draft Regulations on Carbon Offsets. Relief from planned carbon taxes and increased ...

Lexology (registration) - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) contained in the Kyoto Protocol, an agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC).

Latin America Green News This Week: 7/21 - 7/27/2016

Natural Resources Defense Council - ‎18 hours ago‎
The Paris agreement will formally replace the Kyoto Protocol after fifty-five nations have submitted their ratification instrumentality to the United Nations.

International Leaders Can't Agree on a Road Map for Sustainable Urbanization

Next City - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
These include issues such as “common but differentiated responsibilities,” first agreed on in the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, and “unilateral economic measures” such as sanctions and tariffs.

A Latina Secretary-General

Council On Hemispheric Affairs - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
There is no action, just promises” [8] Other scientists have likened it to the Kyoto Protocol of 1997, originally labeled a major success but later regarded as a failure due to lack of implementation.

Sustainability: Counting the cost of carbon

New Zealand Herald - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Almost half of New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions in 2014 were from agriculture. Photo / Brett Phibbs. Is your business counting its carbon yet, or are you and your colleagues still dismissing it as a bit of a hippie fad?

Challenges of and plans to mitigate climate change

The Guardian, Belize - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Figueroa spoke of several conventions Belize is a party to; such as the Kyoto Protocol and the 2016 Paris Agreement. Government's commitment to mitigating climate change led to the adoption of Belize's first climate change policy in March of 2015, the ...

Forests won't save us from climate change, says study with Arizona ties

Arizona Daily Star - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The 1998 Kyoto Protocol, the world's first big emissions-reduction effort, allowed for carbon credits for reforestation and creation of new forests, but not for protecting existing forests, Liverman said.

Rudd's UN bid on thin ice

The Australian - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The same qualities were in play during the Copenhagen climate summit in December 2009 when Mr Rudd applied his prodigious energy, unsuccessfully, to securing a global deal on climate change to succeed the Kyoto Protocol. His efforts there, and in ...

Forestry brought under EU climate laws with carbon neutrality pledge

ENDS Europe (subscription) - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Emissions from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) are currently covered by the UN Kyoto Protocol but the rules are set to expire in 2021.
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Call it cap-and-fraud

Toronto Sun - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Had Canada not withdrawn from the Kyoto protocol in 2011 after failing to meet our emissions targets under Liberal and Conservative governments, we would have had to buy up to $14 billion worth of international carbon credits to comply with the treaty.
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Trump rejects dangers of climate change, Sanders says: DNC-2016 Fact Check

cleveland.com - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
We reject the agendas of both the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, which represent only the personal commitments of their signatories; no such agreement can be binding upon the United States until it is submitted to and ratified by the Senate.

Salceda says PH worse off under Paris Agreement

Manila Bulletin - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
“Despite our state of development, our country has honored its UN climate commitments under the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol, currently the only two treaty instruments on climate change that are in force. The Paris agreement has not entered into force ...
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