India became the 80th country to accept the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol

Highlights:

  • Recently, India ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol that commits countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases. 
  • India‚Äôs Representative to the UN  was Syed Akbaruddin.
  • He announced that India has deposited its Instrument of Acceptance of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol under the UN Convention on Climate Change. 
  • Now, India became the 80th country to accept the amendment relating to the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the international emissions reduction treaty.
  • The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
  • It commits its Parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets. It was adopted in Kyoto, Japan, in December 1997 and entered into force in February 2005.
  • The first commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol was from 2008-2012. 
  • The Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol was adopted in Qatar in December 2012.