Étiqueté : Kyoto Protocol

Need for an assessment of the Kyoto mechanisms

In April 2014, the Annex B countries of the Kyoto Protocol published the number of transactions of Kyoto units that had taken place by the end of 2013 as well as the GHG emissions of the Annex B countries in 2012. This report summarises how each country achieved their emission reduction targets during the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol…

2013 Revised Supplementary Methods and Good Practice Guidance Arising from the Kyoto Protocol (KP Supplement)

This IPCC report revises and updates Chapter 4 of the Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (GPG-LULUCF) which provides supplementary methods and good practice guidance related to LULUCF activities based on the general greenhouse gas inventory guidance provided in its other chapters and the rules governing the treatment of LULUCF activities in the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.

Macroeconomic impacts of the EU 30% GHG mitigation target

The reduction of GHG emissions is one of the most important policy objectives worldwide. Nonetheless, concrete and effective measures to reduce them are hardly implemented. One of the main reasons for this deadlock is the fear that unilateral actions will reduce a country’s competitiveness, and will benefit those countries where no GHG mitigation measures are implemented…

Kyoto and the COPs: lessons learned and looking ahead

This publication analyzing the major Conferences of the Parties with their main legal, structural, and policy responses to climate change. The near-disaster 2009 Conference of the Parties-15 in Copenhagen empirically demonstrated that the UN machinery is incapable of moving forward fast enough to produce a global climate deal. Moreover, international climate policy, as it has been understood and practiced by many governments of the world under the Kyoto Protocol approach, has failed to produce any discernable real world reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases since the mid 1990s.  (© Rafael Leal-Arcas)

EU’s progress towards meeting its Kyoto Protocol target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Today the European Commission published its annual report on the EU’s progress towards meeting its Kyoto Protocol target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions : • Progress towards achieving the kyoto objectives : Report from the commission to the european parliament and the council. Brussels, 2011,...

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