Summary of the Kyoto protocol

The table shows emissions reductions for each country

Country

change from 1990

All European countries except those listed below

-8 %

USA

-7 %

Canada, Japan, Hungary, Poland

-6 %

Croatia

-5 %

Russian Federation, Ukraine, New Zealand

0

Norway

+1 %

Australia

+8 %

Iceland

+10 %

"Annex 1" total

-5 %

Other countries

no target

Some points to note

There is not one sentence in the protocol which even mentions the long-term aims, i.e. the maximum future concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere or the maximum global temperature rise which would avoid "dangerous anthropogenic interference in the climate system" (article 2 of the UNFCCC). Surely this should be the starting point of the negotiations?

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