Environmental Milestones


CLIMATE
12/11/1997
The Kyoto Protocol strengthens the 1992 Climate Change Convention by mandating that industrial countries cut their carbon dioxide emissions by 6 to 8 percent from 1990 levels by 2008-2012. But the protocol's controversial emissions-trading scheme, as well as debates over the role of developing countries, cloud its future.

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U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, "Text of the Kyoto Protocol" (Bonn: 11 December 1997)

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