Climate Change, AFRICA:
African negotiators push for renewal of Kyoto Protocol

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DOHA - African negotiators attending the United Nations climate change talks in Doha, Qatar say they are determined to ensure that developed countries do not let the Kyoto Protocol die as its commitment period comes to an end on 31st December.
The current protocol commits industrialised nations and the European Community to reduce their emissions of four greenhouse gases.

Negotiators at the 18th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change could give it a new lease of life under a second commitment period to begin in January 2013.

Peter Odhengo, coordinator of Greening Kenya Initiative, says some of the developed countries that have been buying time to implement emissions reductions want to use the upcoming deadline as an opportunity to end Kyoto and we are saying ‘No’. /IPS (END//2012)

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