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Fri 19 Nov 2004

"Kyoto Protocol gets the green light"

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"Kyoto Protocol gets the green light." By Jenny Hogan, New Scientists.com News Service, 18 Nov 2004.

'Russia formally ratified the Kyoto Protocol - aimed at curbing global greenhouse gas emissions - on Thursday, 18th November 2004. This triggered a 90-day countdown to 16th February 2005, when the the international climate treaty will become legally binding. The 30 industrialised countries that backed it will have until 2012 to achieve cutting their greenhouse gas emissions to nearly 5% below 1990 levels.''

This is an historic step forward in the world¹s efforts to combat a truly global threat,² said Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the UN. And he said 'Russia¹s support ³ends a long period of uncertainty². The Kyoto Protocol has been in limbo since 1997, when it was first negotiated in Kyoto, Japan.

Read the complete article at New Scientist.

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