February 16, 2005 The international Kyoto Protocol to combat global warming takes effect Wednesday. The United States has not signed onto it, but countries in Europe have. Carbon trader Dirk Forrister is helping them figure out how to buy and sell carbon credits.
February 15, 2005 The Kyoto Treaty on greenhouse gases goes into effect this week in 180 countries around the world — but not for the United States. U.S. officials have opted out. We look at what's in it for countries that are part of the pact and what, if anything, U.S. companies might miss out on.
We explain 'emissions trading,' one method Kyoto signatories plan to use to roll back their greenhouse gas emissions.
A brief overview of the provisions of the Kyoto climate treaty.
Parties to Kyoto: A total of 140 countries have ratified the pact, but the world's biggest polluter — the United States — did not. Under the pact, large developing nations like China and India are not bound by emissions limits.