Ambiente & Sociedade
On-line version ISSN 1809-4422
DINIZ, Eliezer Martins. Lessons from the Kyoto Protocol. Ambient. soc. [online]. 2007, vol.10, n.1, pp. 27-38. ISSN 1809-4422. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-753X2007000100003.
The purpose of this paper is to undertake a critical evaluation of the Kyoto Protocol. The evolution of the discussions that produced the final document is sketched through the analysis of official documents of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), relevant papers and material from the press. We also discuss the factors that cast doubts on the continuation and feasibility of the Protocol and the prospects for the post-Kyoto period and a new compromise.
Keywords : Environmental agreement; Climate change; Global warming; Sustainable economic development.