Climate Change Policy: The Kyoto Protocol

1.(2pts) What is the policy, and who (what cities/states/countries) does it affect?

The Kyoto Protocol is the international treaty that aims at the prevention of the climate change through the reduction of CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions. This is the international agreement signed and ratified by many countries. The Kyoto Protocol involves 192 countries in one way or another, including many European countries, Japan, and countries of Northern hemisphere mainly except the US and some other states (Ekardt & von Hövel 104).

2.(2pts) What are the goals of the policy, and what are the key “rules”/features of the policy.

The main goals of the Kyoto Protocol are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to stop the global warming and climate change. The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions occurs through the enhancement of environmental legislations and requirements by governments. The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is the main way to slow down the global warming.

3.(2pts) What is the role that meteorologists and scientists played in creating the policy?

Meteorologists have played an important part in creating the policy because their alarming forecasts urged governments to start acting to stop the climate change. Moreover, their studies increased the public awareness and the public pressure on governments globally to start taking actions that aim at the prevention of the climate change. Meteorologists also helped to plan changes needed to slow down the global warming.

4.(2pts) Was the policy successful? If not, what where the main reasons for it’s failure?

The policy was unsuccessful. In spite of some positive changes, the Kyoto Protocol is rather a failure than a success story. The main reason is the failure of many states, the majority of states that signed the protocol to go further and to undertake practical steps to implement declarations made in the Kyoto Protocol. For example, the US signed but has never ratified the Kyoto Protocol (Ekardt & von Hövel 104). Other countries are also not in a hurry to implement policies that comply with the Kyoto Protocol because they are concerned with their economic interests rather than environmental problems.

Works Cited:

Ekardt, F. and von Hövel, A. Distributive Justice, Competitiveness, and Transnational Climate Protection, Carbon & Climate Law Review, 3, 2009, 102–114.

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