Doha Amendment Reaches 95 Ratifications
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Finland, France, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia and the UK have recently accepted the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, bringing the total to 95 Parties.

The Amendment will enter into force when 144 or three quarters of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol have ratified the Amendment.

The Doha Amendment establishes the Protocol's second commitment period (2013-2020).

12 December 2017: France has become the latest country to ratify the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, depositing its instrument of acceptance on 30 November 2017, ahead of the One Planet Summit. France hosted the Summit, which took place on 12 December 2017, in Paris.

Since 14 November 2017, seven Parties have ratified the Amendment, bringing the total number of ratifications to 95. Finland and Slovakia submitted their instruments of acceptance on 16 November; the UK on 17 September 2017; and Lithuania, Netherlands and Portugal on 22 November 2017.

The Amendment will enter into force when 144 or three-quarters of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol have submitted their instruments of acceptance to the Depositary. The Doha Amendment establishes the Protocol’s second commitment period from 2013-2020. It was adopted by Decision 1/CMP.8 at the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 8), in Doha, Qatar, in 2012. [Status of the Doha Amendment] [UN Treaty Collection Doha Amendment Webpage] [Doha Amendment] [SDG Knowledge Hub Story on Doha Amendment Reaching 88 Ratifications]


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