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English definition of “the Kyoto protocol”

the Kyoto protocol

noun
 
 
( also the Kyoto agreement) ENVIRONMENT
an agreement made in 1997 among a large number of countries to limit carbon emissions (= carbon dioxide that planes, cars, factories, etc. produce) and reduce the effects of climate change: His opposition to the Kyoto protocol comes from the state's economic dependence on the coal industry.
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