In This IssueKyoto Protocol Enters Into Force: Special Website Coverage Now AvailableThe Kyoto Protocol, an international climate change agreement, enters into force on February 16th, 2005. The Protocol sets binding targets for developed countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions an average 5.2 percent below 1990 levels.With entry into force, Kyoto's emission targets become binding legal commitments for those industrialized countries that have ratified it. The Kyoto Protocol was designed as a first step. The challenge now is forging an international framework that engages all major emitting countries in an effective long-term effort.The Pew Center on Global Climate Change has created a special section looking at the implications of Kyoto's entry into force, including history, related issues and reports and analyses. The section devotes significant space to the question: What happens next?Learn more.Additional ResourcesReport: Climate Data: Insights and Observations (December 2004)Q & A: Kyoto ProtocolGlossary: Key Terms Related to the Kyoto ProtocolEvents Highlighting Kyoto's Entry Into ForceUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change websiteLearn about international, national and state emissions targets.