• # question_answer Kyoto protocol is A)  To mitigate the climatic change B)  To check depletion of ozone layer C)  To check soil erosion D)  To preserve water resources

[a] The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty, which extends the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that commits State Parties to reduce greenhouse gases emissions, based on the premise that [a] global warming exists and [b] man-made $C{{O}_{2}}$ emissions have caused it. The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in Kyoto, Japan, on 11 December 1997 and entered into force on 16 February 2005. There are currently 192 Parties (Canada withdrew effective December 2012) to the Protocol.