Kyoto Protocol

February 21, 2011

The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change aimed at stabilizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It sets binding targets for 37 industrialized countries and the European community to decrease GHG emissions to 5% against 1990 levels over the 5-year period 2008-2012. The rules for the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol were outlined in the ‘Marrakesh Accords’ in 2001. Read the Kyoto Accord here, and read about how different countries are taking action here.