The Kyoto Protocol established legally binding emissions targets for industrialized countries, and created innovative mechanisms to assist these countries in meeting these targets. Read more at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

18 years after, 95 countries and nearly 150 world leaders meet in Paris for COP21 UN climate change conference.

The Associated Press’ Seth Borenstein gives an insight: From Kyoto to Paris: How the world’s climate has changed in 18 years.


Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan – Annex Hall interior.