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International treaty Kyoto Protocol came into effect roughly 7 years after being adopted. It implemented the objective of the UNFCCC - fighting global warming by reducing the concentration of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere to a level that would not be so dangerous for the climate system.
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    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • Objectives 

    • First commitment period: 2008–2012 

    • Flexibility mechanisms 

    • Stabilization of GHG concentrations 

    • Details of the agreement 

    • Ratification process 

    • Government action and emissions 

    • Cost estimates 

    • Views on the Protocol 

    • Conference of the Parties 

    • Amendment and successor