Climate action: Commission proposes ratification of second phase of Kyoto Protocol
EU News 464/2013
Brussels, 6 November 2013
The European Commission today proposed the legislation necessary for the European Union to formally ratify the second commitment period (2013-2020) of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. The EU, the Member States and Iceland have committed to jointly achieve a 20% reduction in their combined greenhouse gas emissions over the second period compared to the level in 1990 or their other chosen base years. This reduction commitment is consistent with the 2009 'climate and energy package' of legislation and mirrors the package's reduction measures at EU and Member State level.
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Connie Hedegaard Date: 06/11/2013 Reference: P-024328/00-07 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont (C)EU, 2013 URL