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Climate talks: UN forum extends Kyoto Protocol to 2020

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Bob Schmahl

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Dec 8, 2012
Climate talks: UN forum extends Kyoto Protocol to 2020

Source: BBC

Delegates at UN climate talks in Qatar have agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol until 2020, avoiding a major new setback.

The deal, agreed by nearly 200 nations, keeps the protocol alive as the only legally binding plan for combating global warming.

However, it only covers developed nations whose share of world greenhouse gas emissions is less than 15%.

The US - a major polluter - has never ratified the original 1997 protocol.

The agreement had been due to expire later this year.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment...

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