The Kyoto Protocol, an international agreement adopted in December 1997 in Japan, entered into force on February 16, 2005. The Protocol sets binding targets for developed countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on average 5.2 percent below 1990 levels, in order to address global warming.
History of Kyoto Protocol
Looking Beyond Kyoto
Events Highlighting Kyoto's Entry Into Force
For a quick reference and comparison, view the international, national, and state emissions targets the Center compiled.