RATIFICATIONOMETER
Who's doing their bit for Kyoto?
How close are we to entry into force?

The 55 / 55 requirements explained

Which countries have ratified so far


How close are we to entry into force?

Number of countries:
75

% of Annex I (industrialised countries) emissions:
36

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Why 55 / 55?
  • Before the Kyoto Protocol can come into force, at least 55 countries must ratify it.
  • The emissions from Annex I countries must add up to at least 55% of their combined 1990 emissions (Annex I are the developed countries who have emission reduction targets to meet by 2012)
  • Once the above conditions are met, the Protocol enters into force - and the real business of meeting emission reduction targets begins!


Who's ratified?
Annex I emissions

Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Benin
Bolivia
Burundi
Colombia
Cook Islands
Czech Republic
1.2%
Cyprus
Djibuti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Fiji
Gambia
Georgia
Guatemala
Guinea
Honduras
Jamaica
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Mongolia
Morocco
Nauru
Nicaragua
Niue
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Romania
1.2%
Samoa
Senegal
Trinidad And Tobago
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu


Information souce:
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat, Bonn


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