Kyoto protocol and climatic change
Kyoto And The Climate Change Convention
The problem of global climate change because of increasing greenhouse gas concentrations can only be properly addressed by the united cooperation of our planets nations. Consequently, the United Nations has set up the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to help mediate this process (see link below). One important partner organization that provides scientific advice to the United Nations is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). At a United Nations sponsored meeting of industrialized countries in Kyoto, Japan, in December 1997, Canada agreed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 6 % below 1990 levels between the years 2008 and 2012. However, as of 2000 greenhouse emissions are still rising in Canada and the federal government of this nation still has not formulated a plan to reach its reduction targets.