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Kyoto protocol ready for ratification after Marrakesh

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 17 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1146
  1. Kathryn Sheridan
  1. Brussels

    At the United Nations climate talks in Marrakesh, environment and energy ministers from 164 countries finally agreed the operational rulebook for the Kyoto protocol, the international climate change treaty that aims to combat global warming through a cut in emissions of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide.

    It is hoped that widespread ratification of the treaty will follow, but at least 55 countries representing 55% of 1990 greenhouse gas emissions must agree ratification for the treaty to be …

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