31 December 2012, 11:30

Russia won't renew Kyoto Protocol

Russia won't renew Kyoto Protocol

Russia will not renew its commitment to the Kyoto Protocol.

Moscow won’t join the second phase of the Kyoto Protocol, which starts on January 1st 2013.

Russia decided to discontinue its participation in the protocol because the world’s major producers of greenhouse gases – the United States, China and India – are still refusing to commit themselves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Because of that, Russian leaders say, the Kyoto Protocol, which came into force seven years ago, had no impact on the rate of global warming.

Voice of Russia, Mayak

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