COP 3 – Kyoto

Took place from to1 to 12 December 1997.

Gave the world the “Kyoto Protocol” (for history, see here)

By then US scuppered by Byrd-Hagel resolution, and Aussies had been pushing for special treatment.

The ENB summary:

Australia’s position, action:

See Hamilton,2001 for account of lead-up and the two special deals Australia got, on emissions INCREASE and also – crucially – land-clearing.

Hamilton, C., Vellen, L., 1999. Land-use change in Australia and the Kyoto Protocol. Environ. Sci. Policy 2, 145–152.

First sighting of carbonosaurus (Greenpeace’s dinosaur)

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