Representatives from all EU governments and the European Commission will formally ratify the UN Kyoto protocol on climate change at a ceremony in New York on Friday. The move marks a key step towards entry-into-force of binding greenhouse gas emission limits for industrialised countries.
EU ratification of Kyoto is a highly symbolic step, underlining the bloc's determination to champion the protocol and the multilateral response to climate change that it embodies against obstruction led by the USA.
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