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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992). Protocols, etc., 1997 Dec. 11.


View Resource Climate Change and Politics: The US Abandons Kyoto

Last week, the Bush administration announced that it would not sign the Kyoto Protocol, provoking harsh criticism around the world and in the US. Immediately following the Bush announcement, the Senate voted against Bush's wish to cut funding for climate change programs. The Kyoto Protocol, a 1997 addition to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, is an international agreement...
View Resource Greenhouse Gases and the Kyoto Protocol

The United Nations Environment Programme UNEP/ GRID Arendal Website (described in the June 24, 1998 Scout Report for Science & Engineering) summarizes greenhouse gas emissions for 1998 and provides projections for 2010. The maps and statistics presented here are based on data collected by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the international summit in The Hague, November...
View Resource Impacts of the Kyoto Protocol on US Energy Markets and Economic Activity (EIA)

In December 1997, more than 160 nations met in Kyoto, Japan, to negotiate binding limitations on greenhouse gases (for developed nations). The outcome of the meeting was the Kyoto Protocol, in which developed nations "agreed to limit their greenhouse gas emissions, relative to the levels emitted in 1990." Consequently, the US agreed to reduce emissions from 1990 levels by a modest 7 percent during...