Climate Change: Post-Kyoto Perspectives from the South

Climate Change: Post-Kyoto Perspectives from the South

Southern perceptions of the Kyoto protocol: achievements and opinions

The Kyoto Protocol has been hailed as providing a major breakthrough in climate change negotiations. However, some questions do arise:

  • What are some of its major achievements?
  • How does the developing world view this?

This publication attempts to answer these questions and assesses the post-Kyoto developments from the perspective of developing countries. It provides a basic explanation of:

  • The science of the problem
  • The physical and economic impacts
  • The political history of the negotiations on the issue
  • The turning point at Kyoto

The second part of the document examines issues arising from the Kyoto Protocol which are of direct concern to the South.[Author]

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