Iraq Before USA

Iraq ratifies Kyoto Protocol on climate change

Saturday January 23rd, Agence France-Presse

In another juxtaposition of environmental justice and intelligence, Iraq legally committed itself to the 1997/2005 Kyoto Protocol in an effort to cut down on the six major greenhouse gases linked directly to global climate change, (before the United States); Iraq’s environmental leaders recently addressed the importance of clean air and environmental resources as a top industry priority for his government.

A rulebook and agreement drafted by 159 states that are members of the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol is the foremost turning point in reducing global climate change at the world level, and has been signed by most industrialized nations.
That is, except for the United States. And China and India. The Agence France-Presse article outlines little aside from the facts of this most recent Kyoto signing by the Iraqi President.

This unbiased reporting appears to be a step in the right direction (well, with it lacking a commentary on Iraq’s reasons for withholding signing thus far, as Kyoto 2005 is no longer the most up to date agreement available for nations concerned with global climate change) for debate on environmental legislature.  It’s good to see an article about one of the countries we are at war with in a non-military context: I get tired of seeing Iraq/Afghanistan always defined by OUR war!

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~ by 1womanarmy on January 30, 2008.

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