‘Kyoto extension a ‘tall order’, says UN’s Figueres’

Engineering News, 27 November 2011 

Establishing a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol is a “tall order” for governments, and is the most difficult issue at the seventeenth Conference of the Parties, or COP 17, meeting, which gets under way in Durban this week, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) executive secretary Christiana Figueres said on Sunday.

She said that there would be a serious effort in Durban to move towards a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol.

The Kyoto Protocol legally binds signatory developed countries to emission reduction targets. The first commitment period started in 2008 and terminates at the end of 2012.

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