Fiji to push for continuation of Kyoto Protocol
November 27, 2012 12:51 am
The Fiji delegation attending the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha, will be insisting that all amendments to the Kyoto Protocol be effective from the first of January 2013 for a period of five years.
A statement from the government says the delegation will be making the submission together with the partners from developing countries.
They’ll also propose that industrialized countries honor their commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 45 percent during the second commitment period, and by at least 95 percent by 2020 as compared to 1990 levels.
The Kyoto Protocol entered into force in 2005 and commits industrialized countries to stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions.
The first commitment period of the Protocol expires at the end of this year.
Not all countries are parties to the Protocol, and Fiji will continue urge other countries to make emission reduction commitments comparable to those made by Parties.