On The Ratification Of The Kyoto Protocol To The United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change

Original Language Title: О ратификации Киотского протокола к Рамочной конвенции Организации Объединенных Наций об изменении климата

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RUSSIAN FEDERATION FEDERAL LAW About the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Accepted State Duma of 22 October 2004 approved by the Federation Council on 27 October 2004 , to ratify the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change of 11 December 1997, Signed on behalf of the Russian Federation in the City of New York on 11 March 1999 (hereinafter referred to as the Russian Federation) The Protocol), with the following statement: The Russian Federation understands that the obligations imposed by the Protocol on the Russian Federation will have serious consequences for its economic and social development. In this regard, the decision on ratification was taken after careful analysis of all factors, including the importance of the Protocol for the development of international cooperation, as well as taking into account that the Protocol would enter into force only with the participation of the THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION The Protocol defines for each of its Signatories the obligation to quantify greenhouse gas emission reductions in the atmosphere during the first period of its operation, from 2008 to 2012. Obligations of the Parties to the Protocol to quantify greenhouse gas emission reductions in the second and subsequent periods of the Protocol, i.e. beyond 2012, will be determined through negotiations with the Parties The Protocol, which should start in 2005. As a result of those negotiations, the Russian Federation would decide on its participation in the Protocol in the second and subsequent periods of its operation. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin Moscow, Kremlin November 4, 2004 N 128-FZ