Geography - Responses to sea level change and global warming
Responses to sea level change and global warming
The nations participating in the Kyoto conference argued and discussed
their position relating to the reduction of their emmissions of green house
gases. Twenty-one countries other than the European Union, USA and Japan
agreed to set targets to be met by 2012. These targets varied from
reductions of up to 8% to an increase of 10% by Iceland. After days of
meetings and months of deliberation this was the proposal. The targets
agreed to by the Kyoto participants are listed. If you look at these
countries they are all found in the north or the wealthier parts of the
The Kyoto Conference was held in 1997. It was a meeting of 159 nations to
discuss the enhanced greenhouse effect and global warming. The climate
change convention was to set reductions in the emission of carbon dioxide
and other green house gases.
View the video to learn more about the climate conference in Kyoto.
Why would the wealthier countries of the north be able to meet reduction
targets more easily than the poorer countries of the south?
What do the following countries have in common; Switzerland, New Zealand,
Norway, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Canada and Bulgaria? Hint, check them on
an atlas map of natural features.
Why do you think that Australia has been allowed such a huge increase in
emission of green house gases, when New Zealand has not requested an
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