Meaning of “the Kyoto protocol” in the English Dictionary


"the Kyoto protocol" in Business English

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the Kyoto protocolnoun

uk us 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.

(Definition of “the Kyoto protocol” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)