The Kioto protocol – Global warming contributors – Kioto protocol’s thrust – An oil & gas industry issue –Compressor emissions
- Global warming is a real threat caused by greenhouse gas emissions
- The Kyoto Protocol is the agreement under which industrialized countries will reduce their collective emissions of greenhouse gases by 5.2% compared to the year 1990
- The Protocol, agreed to on 11 December 1997 and entered into force on 16 February 2005, provides guidelines that Signatories must pursue towards the reduction and restriction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
- The Protocol is underwritten by governments and governed by global legislation enacted under the aegis of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
- The reduction targets must be met between 2008 and 2012