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Article 7: National Communications and the information to be contained in it

Article 12 of the FCCC states all parties should provide a national communications to the FCCC secretariat.

Article 7 of the KP says that Annex 1 parties must add the following information in their national communications:

  • The necessary supplementary information needed for ensuring compliance with the emissions reduction objectives set out in Article 3. This information will be incorporated in the annual inventory of anthropogenic emissions. This information will be provided annually beginning with the first year after the KP has entered into force.

Briefing Kyoto3

Article 4: Provisions which allow industrialised countries to form a bubble

Briefing Kyoto

3.5 & 3.6: Flexibilities for countries with economies in transition

Article 2: Activities that Annex 1 countries should take to meet their commitments

2.1 This sub-paragraph lists a number of activities that Annex 1 nations can undertake to achieve their "quantified emission limitation and reduction commitments" (QUELROS). These activities are:

  • enhancement of energy efficiency;

  • protection and enhancement of sinks and reservoirs of greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol and promotion of sustainable forest management, afforestation and reforestation;

  • promotion of sustainable agriculture;

The Kyoto Protocol

What does it really say?

CSE Briefing Paper 1

To understand the Kyoto Protocol (KP), adopted in Kyoto on December 11, 1997, it is important to read it together with the Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC). The following paragraphs explain what the Kyoto Protocol says and, where necessary, the relevant articles of the FCCC have been quoted. And, wherever possible, the implications of the various clauses of the Kyoto Protocol have been drawn out, especially from the point of view of developing countries.

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