Kyoto Protocol

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Environmental risk management - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The Kyoto Protocol, adopted in 1997, was an extension and implementation of the UNFCCC.

Signatories committed themselves to reduce or limit greenhouse gas emissions in two commitment periods expiring in 2012 and 2020 respectively.

The Kyoto Protocol covered the following six greenhouse gases:

  • Carbon dioxide (CO2).
  • Methane (CH4)
  • Nitrous oxide (N2O)
  • Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
  • Perfluorocarbons (PFCs)
  • Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)

See also

External link

UNFCCC home page