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Australia to sign second Kyoto protocol

Admin Keep Queensland Beautiful - Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Australia will sign up to a second commitment to the Kyoto protocol, ahead of what the Gillard government expects will be a comprehensive global emissions agreement taking effect in 2020.

Signing the first Kyoto protocol was one of the first acts of the Labor government in December 2007, following John Howard's reluctance to back the agreement.

Climate Change Minister Greg Combet told a carbon expo in Melbourne on Friday that Australia was "ready to join a second commitment period" of the protocol, which is to be discussed at global climate talks in Doha in December.

Read more: http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-national/australia-to-sign-second-kyoto-protocol-20121109-291zs.html