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Kyoto protocol established
First policy that recognised climate change as an issue
EU climate change programme is established
2001- "tackling climate change is a major priority for EU's sustainable development strategy"
Oct 2001 Russia promised early ratification (didn't follow this up)
May 2003 the EU and Russia agreed to "make every necessary effort to ensure that the Kyoto Protocol becomes a real tool for solving the problems of global warming"
October 2003 Putin: ""In Russia you can often hear -- either as a joke or seriously -- that for a northern country like Russia, it won't be that bad if it gets 2 or 3 degrees warmer. Maybe it would even be better -- we would spend less on fur coats and other warm things, and agriculture specialists say our grain production will increase, and thank God for that. All that is true," Putin said. "But we must also think about something else. We much think about the consequences of global climate change."
First Conference of Parties takes place
Russia and Canada ratify- so the protocol becomes effective as of 16th Feb 2005
First commitment period ends
Kyoto goals set to be achieved during this time
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