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Norway is 11th Party to Accept Kyoto protocol amendment

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres Urges Nations
to Greater Doha Amendment Ambition as Norway Becomes 11th Party to Accept

(Bonn 13 June 2014) -- Norway has become the 11th Party to the Kyoto Protocol (KP) to formally accept the amendment to the Protocol adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar in 2012 which paved the way for the KP's second commitment period. The United Arab Emirates were first to accept the Doha amendment, followed by Barbados, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Monaco, Sudan, Federated States of Micronesia, Kenya, Honduras, China and now Norway.

Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment, Tine Sundtoft, said:

"Developed countries need to take the lead. This is why Norway took on new commitments under the Kyoto Protocol. We encourage all other Parties to the Kyoto Protocol to advance their ratification process rapidly."

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres said:

"I would like to congratulate Norway and the other ten nations who have stepped up to their responsibilities and ratified the amendment. I would urge others, many of whom worked diligently to secure the Doha amendment, to follow suit so that by COP 20 in Lima, Peru we have the necessary 144 ratifications needed for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol to swiftly enter into force. There are many important steps needed and milestones to be reached between now and the crucial Paris climate conference in 2015, and this is one of them."

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