The Kyoto Protocol


The Kyoto Protocol


The Kyoto Protocol was an international treaty that aspired to be the Montreal Protocol of climate change, but was unsuccessful. Even though it was originally ratified by over 190 countries, there were no real penalties to failing to reach emission reduction targets and therefore little incentive for drastic change. In addition, the treaty placed most of the obligation on developed countries, excluding India and China who quickly grew to join the ranks of top three emitters as of 2018, alongside the US, who never joined in the first place.

Date of Article or Event

December 11, 1997 – December 11, 1997

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