India became the 80th country to accept the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol
- Recently, India ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol that commits
countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases.
- India’s Representative to the UN was Syed
- 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
- The Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol was adopted in Qatar
in December 2012.