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Doha Amendment
 

Parties to the Kyoto Protocol adopted an amendment to the Kyoto Protocol by decision 1/CMP.8 in accordance with Articles 20 and 21 of the Kyoto Protocol, at the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol held in Doha, Qatar, in December 2012.

On 21 December 2012, the amendment was circulated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations acting in his capacity as Depositary to all Parties to the Kyoto Protocol in accordance with Articles 20 and 21 of the Protocol. The Depositary notification can be found pdf-icon here.

Pursuant to Article 21, paragraph 7 and Article 20, paragraph 4, the amendment is subject to acceptance by Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. In accordance with Article 20, paragraph 4, the amendment will enter into force for those Parties having accepted it on the ninetieth day after the date of receipt by the Depositary of an instrument of acceptance by at least three fourths of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol.

A total of 144 instruments of acceptance are required for the entry into force of the amendment.

In his pdf-icon letter (60 kB) dated 13 February 2013 to the Governments of the Kyoto Protocol Parties, the Secretary General of the United Nations congratulated Parties on the adoption of the Amendment and encouraged its prompt acceptance. To facilitate the entry into force of the amendment, the correspondence from the Secretary General also included pdf-icon information (391 kB) on the procedure for the Amendment’s acceptance and contained a model instrument of acceptance.

In a pdf-icon message dated 20 August 2014, the secretariat informed Parties to the Kyoto Protocol of an initiative to ensure that the Doha Amendment enters into force by the eleventh session of the CMP, to be held in Paris, France, from 30 November to 11 December 2015.

In paragraph 5 of decision 1/CMP.8, the CMP recognized that Parties may provisionally apply the amendment pending its entry into force in accordance with Articles 20 and 21 of the Kyoto Protocol. The Parties intending to provisionally apply the amendment pending its entry into force may provide notification to the Depositary of their intention to provisionally apply the amendment.

The list below sets out the latest information concerning acceptances received by the Depositary, as well as information on notifications of provisional application.



 

Doha amendment to the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention
on Climate Change

Doha, 8 December 2012

Not yet in force: This amendment shall enter into force in accordance with Articles 20 and 21 of the Kyoto Protocol.

Text: See the text of the Amendment in pdf-icon C.N.718.2012 TREATIES-XXVII.7.c;pdf-icon C.N.491.2013 (99 kB) TREATIES-XXVII.7.c of 7 August 2013 (Proposal of corrections to the Chinese authentic text of the amendment to Annex B of the Kyoto Protocol) and pdf-icon C.N.966.2013 (99 kB) .TREATIES-XXVII.7.c of 27 November 2013 (Corrections); pdf-icon C.N.581.2013 (36 kB) .TREATIES-XXVII.7.c of 18 September 2013 (Proposal of corrections to the Chinese authentic text of the amendment to Annex B of the Kyoto Protocol) and pdf-icon C.N.967.2013 (97 kB) .TREATIES-XXVII.7.c of 27 November 2013 (Corrections).

Note: On 8 December 2012, at the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), held in Doha, Qatar, the Parties adopted, in accordance with Articles 20 and 21 of the Protocol, an amendment to the Kyoto Protocol by decision 1/CMP.8.

 
Party Provisional
application
Acceptance Entry into force
Bangladesh   13 November 2013  
Barbados 14 August 2013
China 02 June 2014
Honduras    11 April 2014   
Kenya 07 April 2014
Mauritius 05 September 2013
Micronesia (Federated States of) 19 February 2014
Monaco 27 December 2013
Morocco 05 September 2014
Norway 12 June 2014
Solomon Islands 05 September 2014
Sudan 03 February 2014
United Arab Emirates 26 April 2013
Doha Amendment

pdf-icon Arabic (313 kB)

pdf-icon Chinese (219 kB)

pdf-icon English (117 kB)

pdf-icon French (123 kB)

pdf-icon Russian (166 kB)

pdf-icon Spanish (122 kB)

 
Informal consolidated version of the Kyoto Protocol, incorporating the Doha Amendment
This informal consolidated pdf-icon text (239 kB) of the Kyoto Protocol incorporates the Doha Amendment which has not, as yet, entered into force. The informal consolidated text therefore has no official legal status and has been prepared by the secretariat solely to assist Parties.

For the authentic text of the Doha Amendment, please see the box above.
 

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