December 3, 2010 at 5:26 pm #2438
Cancn climate change summit: Japan refuses to extend Kyoto protocol
Dec 3, 2010 – Talks threatened with breakdown after forthright Japanese refusal to extend Kyoto emissions commitments
Japan refuses to extend Kyoto protocol. ‘The forthrightness of the statement took people by surprise,’ said one British official.
The delicately balanced global climate talks in Cancn suffered a serious setback last night when Japan categorically stated its opposition to extending the Kyoto protocol the binding international treaty that commits most of the world’s richest countries to making emission cuts.
The Kyoto protocol was adopted in Japan in 1997 by major emitting countries, who committed themselves to cut emissions by an average 5% on 1990 figures by 2012. However the US congress refused to ratify it and remains outside the protocol.
The brief statement, made by Jun Arima, an official in the government’s economics trade and industry department, in an open session, was the strongest yet made against the protocol by one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases.
He said: “Japan will not inscribe its target under the Kyoto protocol on any conditions or under any circumstances.”
The move came out of the blue for other delegations at the conference.
“For Japan to come out with a statement like that at the beginning of the talks is significant,” said one British official. “The forthrightness of the statement took people by surprise.”
If it proves to be a new, formal position rather than a negotiating tactic, it could provoke a walk-out by some developing countries and threaten a breakdown in the talks. Last night diplomats were urgently trying to clarify the position.
The move provoked alarm among the G77, the grouping of developing countries who regard the Kyoto protocol as the world’s only binding agreement on climate change cuts.
Japan gave no reasons for making its brief statement on the second day of the talks, but diplomats said last night that it represented a hardening of its line. “Japan has stated before that it wants only one legal instrument and that it would be unfair to continue the protocol,” said one official who did not wish to be named.
Japan, which last night declined to clarify its position, has said in the past that it would not reject a new legally-binding overall agreement, but is concerned that it would be penalised if it signed up to cuts while other countries such as India and China were not legally bound to make similar cuts.
Britain and other countries, recognising the totemic significance of Kyoto for developing countries, have said that they would be prepared to agree to a second commitment period as long as other countries also did so.
“This is a very bad start to the negotiations. The danger is that other countries may want to follow Japan’s example and run away from binding commitments to cut emissions,” said Poul Erik Laurisden, a spokesman with the aid agency Care International.
This article was amended on 2nd December 2010. The copy originally stated that the Kyoto Protocol was adopted in 1992. It was in fact adopted in 1997. This has been corrected.
December 3, 2010 at 5:27 pm #5372
This just made my day!!
Bless the Japanese – it is about time rest world stopped trying this ‘wealth redistribution tactic hiding behind lot false facts and unreachable goals that strip manufacturing from honest developed countries that do something and put it in countries that dont have to be concerned. Why someone hasnt pointed out how much of increase in GHG the Kyoto has generated because of huge 300% increase in emissions from China, India & Russia is beyond me!
Unfortunately the Japanese are just making financial business decision that Kyoto has been killing their economy and until China has abide same rules as everyone else they aren’t doing it …… big downfall here is China has lied about whole ranges of statics’ for years and they can say they will and…. just not do it. What is really needed is put stake in heart of this stupid concept while its in weakened and fraud exposed position!
December 29, 2010 at 10:34 am #5352
Here are few updates around the proposed Cancun Kyoto Protocol meeting for extending agreement past 2012 expiration date. <Oh – its beginning to look a “lot like Christmas” everywhere I see…> After recent unsuccessful UN meeting and bombshell’s like Japan not signing unless China has adhere, Canada & Russia trying kill existing language & Africans / others becoming extremely upset. Obviously all the undeveloped nations that benefit from exemption of emissions regulations are pushing for it & developed nations that have had great damage to their mfg. industries as result of unequal regulation that forces these types industries to move are against it. Add in the data that shows all the exempt countries have become the worlds largest emitters and that all developed 18 signature countries failed meet any of earlier easier goals at time when Global Warming /Climate Change theory has become greatly weakened by true scientific facts at odds with liberal environmental & media claims. Currently Canada & Japan have hardened resistance, US has never agreed & now that Democratic liberal thrust has been weakened by loss House in 2011 – both Climate Change & Carbon Tax have been shelved, leaving President unable to change positions. China, India & SAfrica have repleged & claim it is essential (as long as they do not have to adhere to any rules that is). It seems that Brazil & Venezuela are also in this camp because it reduces ability of developed nations to explore or produce their own crude reserves & refine them. A recent recap of new text for Kyoto shows elimination or reduction of future goals (like 50% reduction by 2050) and adherence regulations and IF anything comes of new agreement its likely be Copenhagen Accord cut and paste but without a strong consensus I am still hoping that this unfair damaging agreement gets killed by the developed countries that are in financial ruin without having gained any global improvement in environmental emissions because of offset from undeveloped nations that stole their mfg. industries and are exporting products to them that they used produce domestically.RegardsCharlie Randall Here are few recent updates: Further Cancun Update: Keep Talking About Kyoto Protocol and Set …
January 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm #5327
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January 19, 2011 at 11:50 am #5326
<Good Info! Here are some articles/links exposing “Methane Tipping Point & other GW fraud issues” >
CCNet 17 January 2010
The Climate Policy Network
New Doubts About Global Warming ‘Tipping Point’ Theory
A scientific study on the results of the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill has yielded some surprising results that appear to disprove fears of methane release as a global warming tipping point to catastrophic warming. Haunting the Library, 15 January 2011
What the Deepwater Horizon incident has taught us is that releases of methane with similar characteristics will not have the capacity to influence climate. –John D. Kessler, ScienceDaily, 6 January 2011
Like many others I once considered that the research conducted by scientific institutions in the UK to be beyond reproach. Now that trust has been shattered by the activities of the Stern Review, the Royal Society, those involved in the Climategate scandal, and now the UK Met Office. Will Alexander, 13 January 2011
The notion of a static, unchanging climate is foreign to the history of the earth or any other planet with a fluid envelope. The fact that the developed world went into hysterics over changes in global mean temperature anomaly of a few tenths of a degree will astound future generations. Such hysteria simply represents the scientific illiteracy of much of the public, the susceptibility of the public to the substitution of repetition for truth, and the exploitation of these weaknesses by politicians, environmental promoters, and, after 20 years of media drum beating, many others as well. –Richard Lindzen, 15 January 2011
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1) New Doubts About Most Significant Global Warming ‘Tipping Point’ Theory – Haunting the Library, 15 January 2011
2) David Whitehouse: Climate Impacts On Ancient Societies – The Global Warming Policy Foundation, 14 January 2011
3) Benny Peiser: Climate Change & Civilisation Collapse – The Global Warming Policy Foundation, 14 January 2011
4) Richard Lindzen: A Case Against Precipitous Climate Action – The Global Warming Policy Foundation, 15 January 2011
5) Patrick Moore: Confessions Of A Greenpeace Founder – Vancouver Sun, & January 2011
6) Will Alexander: Predicting Climatic Extremes – The Global Warming Policy Foundation, 13 January 2011
7) 2010 Sea Level: Largest Drop Ever Recorded? – The Inconvenient Skeptic, 16 January 2011
8) Roger Harrabin: Clarification on news reports about the BBC and the Met Office – Roger Harrabin, BBC Environment Analyst.
January 19, 2011 at 12:23 pm #5325
The previous article list did not contain links so will try one more time:
1) New Doubts About Most Significant Global Warming ‘Tipping Point’ Theory – Haunting the Library, 15 January 2011 http://hauntingthelibrary.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/most-significant-global-warming-tipping-point-theory-bites-the-dust/
2) 2010 Sea Level: Largest Drop Ever Recorded? – The Inconvenient Skeptic, 16 January 2011
3) Roger Harrabin: Clarification on news reports about the BBC and the Met Office – Roger Harrabin, BBC Environment Analyst.
June 30, 2011 at 4:43 am #5015
Japan refuses to extend Kyoto protocol. The delicately balanced global climate talks in Cancn suffered a serious setback last night when Japan categorically stated its opposition to extending the Kyoto protocol the binding international treaty that commits most of the world’s richest countries to making emission cuts. The brief statement, made by Jun Arima, an official in the government’s economics trade and industry department, in an open session, was the strongest yet made against the protocol by one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases.
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