Kyoto protocol rescued in Bonn

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 28 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:185
  1. Kathryn Sheridan
  1. Bonn

    Success came at the 11th hour at United Nations climate talks in Bonn as the future of the Kyoto protocol was saved by a last minute compromise.

    Ministers from 174 countries went into an all night session and an unplanned fifth day of talks as negotiators and the conference chairman—the Dutch environment minister, Jan Pronk—tried to break the deadlock on the main issue of disagreement, legal penalties. This centred on whether to have legally binding penalties for countries failing to …

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