The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The major feature of the Kyoto Protocol is that it sets binding targets for 37 industrialized countries and the European community for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions .These amount to an average of five per cent against 1990 levels over the five-year period 2008-2012.

Topics: 
adaptation, climate change, emissions trading, climate change mitigation, trade, illegal trade
Entry into force: 
16 Feb 2005
Parent treaty: 
UNFCCC
Region: 
Global
Source of information: Kyoto Protocol website .
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