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Title
The Kyoto Protocol to the Convention on Climate Change.

Corporate Author
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

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Abstract
The text of the Protocol to the UNFCCC was adopted at the third session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Kyoto, Japan, on 11 December 1997; it was open for signature from 16 March 1998 to 15 March 1999 at United Nations Headquarters, New York. By that date the Protocol had received 84 signatures. Those Parties that have not yet signed the Kyoto Protocol may accede to it at any time. The Protocol is subject to ratification, acceptance, approval or accession by Parties to the Convention. It shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date on which not less than 55 Parties to the Convention, incorporating Annex I Parties which accounted in total for at least 55 % of the total carbon dioxide emissions for 1990 from that group, have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

Notes
Electronic version available on the UNFCCC website

Copy number
FCCC/GEN/38 B COPY 1 ENG
FCCC/GEN/38 B COPY 2 FRE
FCCC/GEN/38 B COPY 3 SPA
FCCC/GEN/38 B COPY 4 ARA
FCCC/GEN/38 B COPY 5 CHI
FCCC/GEN/38 B COPY 6 RUS

Publisher
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Information Unit for Conventions
Place of Publication
Bonn (Germany)
Châtelaine (Switzerland)
Publication date
01/11/2005
Call number
FCCC/GEN/38 B

Keywords
climate change
Kyoto Protocol
reference materials
UNFCCC