At the 13th United Nations climate change conference in
WWF South Pacific Programme (SPPO) Climate Change Campaigner, Ms. Jyotishma Rajan Naicker said: “People argue that current targets under the Protocol are inadequate. However, the Kyoto Protocol, as a legally binding agreement, is an important first step in addressing the root cause of climate change- emissions of gases like carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels.”
“In order to avoid the dangerous levels of climate change, global emissions must decline by 60-85% by 2050, based on 1990 levels. Many governments do no want to adopt this target as they feel it will impact their fossil fuel based industries negatively,” added Naicker.
“This is however not true. Switching from fossil fuel based industries to renewable energy industries will result in job creation and contribute positively to economies.”
Climate change poses a very serious problem for
The Kyoto Protocol’s 3rd anniversary comes just over a month before a WWF event- Earth Hour.