Procedure for amendments to the Kyoto Protocol

Briefing paper

All reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time the advice was produced (please refer to the date produced below). However, the materials have been prepared for informational purposes only and may have been superseded by more recent developments. They do not constitute formal legal advice or create a lawyer-client relationship. You should seek legal advice to take account of your own interests. To the extent permitted any liability is excluded. Those consulting the database may wish to contact LRI for clarifications and an updated analysis.

Date produced: 19/07/2010

This briefing paper sets out:

  • the procedure that needs to be followed in order to amend the Kyoto Protocol and its
  • the specific articles and annexes that will need to be amended in the event a second commitment period is agreed; and
  • suggested drafting, based on previous country submissions, for such amendments.