Russian Govt. Approves Kyoto Protocol

Russian ratification of the international treaty would increase its influence.
September 30, 2004, 3pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"After years of debate among political and economic leaders here, the Russian cabinet endorsed the 1997 Kyoto accord on global climate change Thursday. The move clears the way for likely ratification by the pro-Kremlin parliament and the long delayed international implementation of the United Nations pact.

As one of the largest producers of the so-called greenhouse gases that the treaty seeks to limit, Russia has essentially controlled adoption of the treaty worldwide since the United States rejected it three years ago on grounds it did little to protect the environment and would slow economic growth."

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Published on Thursday, September 30, 2004 in The Washington Post
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