Geo- Kyoto Protocol - Jaclyn Mason The Kyoto Protocol The...

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Jaclyn Mason The Kyoto Protocol The Kyoto Protocol is an agreement that has been made under the United Nations. The goal of the Protocol is to reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases. 163 countries have signed the Protocol and the Protocol covers 55% of the total emissions in the world. The goal of the Protocol is to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases in order to try and reduce the hazardous conditions that would result if there was effort to reduce these emissions. Countries that have signed the Kyoto Protocol are put into two categories: developed countries and developing countries. These two categories have different guidelines because of the technology present in countries to reduce emissions in a developing country are a lot less present than the technology present in developed countries to reduce emissions. The guidelines that developed countries follow are according to Annex 1 of the Kyoto Protocol and developing countries follow the Non- Annex 1 of the protocol. One of the many aspects of Annex 1 is that a country falling
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course GEOGRAPHY 564 taught by Professor Flores during the Fall '08 term at University of Miami.

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