Climate change: bridging the seven-year gap after Kyoto 

The Doha amendment to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, which would bridge the gap between the end of the Kyoto pact in 2012, and the 2020 start of a new globally comprehensive climate change agreement — to be negotiated at the Paris climate summit later this year — will be put to a vote on Wednesday.

By backing the Doha amendment, the EU and its member states would pledge to limit their average annual greenhouse gas emissions to 80% of their base year emissions (mostly 1990) from 2013-2020.

The Kyoto Protocol, signed in 1997 and ratified by the EU in 2002, set legally-binding limits on its signatories to keep their annual greenhouse gas emissions to 8% below 1990 levels from 2008-2012. A second commitment period, from 2013-2020, was agreed at the Doha Climate Change Conference in December 2012.

Procedure Code: 2013/0376(NLE)


Debate: Tuesday, 9 June                                

Vote: Wednesday, 10 June

Procedure: Consent

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