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Friday, 05 November 2004 01:25

Kyoto Protocol signed into force

Now that Russia has signed o­n, the protocol can come into force in early next year, despite the holdouts o­n the international stage.  "So far, 126 countries have backed the treaty, but the United States and Australia have both rejected it."  -- Space & Technology Editor

Kyoto climate treaty passes final hurdle

Last Updated Fri, 05 Nov 2004 07:43:08 EST
https://www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2004/11/05/kyoto041105.html
 

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the Kyoto Protocol Friday, which means the accord may come into force early next year. (AP Photo)

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the Kyoto Protocol Friday, the last step in Russia's ratification of the global climate treaty. The signature means the accord now has enough support to come into force early next year.


INDEPTH: Kyoto Protocol

 
 
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the Kyoto Protocol Friday, which means the accord may come into force early next year. (AP Photo) 
It needed ratification by 55 industrialized nations that accounted for at least 55 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions in 1990.

So far, 126 countries have backed the treaty, but the United States and Australia have both rejected it.

Both houses of the Russian parliament have already ratified the treaty, which aims to control global warming by reducing greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.

Putin delayed signing the treaty for years, but in May he promised to speed up approval in return for the European Union's support of Russia's bid to join the World Trade Organization.

The pact, which was negotiated in 1997, will come into force 90 days after Russia notifies the United Nations of its ratification.

Canada ratified the Kyoto Protocol in December 2002.
 

Written by CBC News o­nline staff

Copyright ?2004 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Last Updated on Friday, 05 November 2004 01:25
 

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