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  1. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    UN climate talks inject symbolic life into Kyoto Protocol

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 09:51am by Agence France-Presse in Doha

    ... Agence France-Presse in Doha A UN climate conference on Saturday extended the life of the Kyoto Protocol, the only binding pact on curbing greenhouse gas emissions, in a small but symbolic ... of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol and did not use – some 13 billion tonnes altogether. Poland and Russia hold many such credits, having emitted much less than their lenient quotas, and insisted on being ...

  2. News - China - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Kyoto Protocol extended to 2020 to fight climate change

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, Li Jing

    ... growing global greenhouse gas emissions. The eight-year extension of the Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012 keeps it alive as the sole legally binding plan for combating global warming. But the agreement ... opposed the decision to extend the Kyoto Protocol. Russia wanted less stringent limits on unused carbon emissions permits. A package of decisions, known as the Doha Climate Gateway, would also ...

  3. The Kyoto Protocol has had its day

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of UN talks on the Kyoto Protocol, the process is in a sad state, targets to cut emissions far from being met and the participants at loggerheads as to the way forward. Logic says that the pact should be abandoned so that work can begin afresh on charting a new course. There is good reason why Kyoto should be laid to rest. The pact on climate change was conceived and negotiated ...

  4. Peat bog destruction highlights major flaw in Kyoto Protocol

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... everyone does.' Under the Kyoto Protocol, which set up carbon trading mechanisms to help limit greenhouse gas emissions, carbon released into the atmosphere through the destruction of forests ...

  5. Start of Kyoto Protocol outweighs its flaws

    Posted Feb 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... On its own, the Kyoto Protocol is far from enough to combat global warming, as its supporters admit. But the treaty's first stage, which comes into effect on Wednesday and runs until ... Delta emissions trading scheme now under discussion. Wednesday's enactment of the Kyoto Protocol has to be viewed as only a beginning. Governments everywhere, including in Hong Kong ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New purple alert signals need for climate talks

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... extended the Kyoto protocol until 2020. Kyoto, the sole legally binding plan to halt the growth of global emissions, applies only to rich developed nations. It sends the right signal to poor ...

  7. News - World - QATAR

    Clock is ticking fast, UN climate talks told

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 05:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Doha

    ... (on) marginal matters.” Topping the talks under the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the future of the Kyoto Protocol, the world’s only binding pact for curbing carbon ... on commitments in a second period, but New Zealand, Canada, Japan and Russia will not. “In Doha, governments must agree to the continuation of the Kyoto Protocol and close the loopholes that could give ...

  8. Beyond Kyoto pact?

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Five nations, including China and the US, are challenging the Kyoto Protocol in combating greenhouse gas emissions by using the latest technologies, instead of setting mandatory targets. What do you think of their plan? Write to us ...

  9. Kyoto hangs in the balance

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Durban, South Africa. The so-called Kyoto Protocol is due to expire next year. The question is whether countries will agree to extend their commitments on curbing greenhouse gases. What? What is the Kyoto Protocol? The protocol requires rich nations to reduce their overall emissions of greenhouse gases by at least 5 per cent by next year compared to 1990 levels. As many as 37 developed ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to sign up for Kyoto 2

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 02:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney and Wellington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney and Wellington Key greenhouse gas emitter Australia on Friday announced it was ready to sign up for a second round of the Kyoto Protocol environmental protection treaty. “Today I can announce that Australia is ready to join a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol,” Climate Minister Greg Combet said in a speech. Australia is among ...




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