Copenhagen Primer

December 2009
India Today;12/21/2009, p19
The article reveals that most of the 37 industrialized countries that committed to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during the 1997 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change held in 2007 at Kyoto, Japan have not fulfilled their targets even as they prepare to participate in the Copenhagen Conference in 2009. The Kyoto Protocol required the reduction of emissions by 5% less than the 1990 levels while the Copenhagen conference is the second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol where enhanced emission targets will be fixed.


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