New Zealand, which had previously announced his refusal to participate in the second period of the Kyoto Protocol, has no plans to withdraw from the agreement and will continue to provide its international reporting standards, said representatives of the country at the UN climate talks in Doha (Qatar).
The Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which entered into force in 2005, requires the commitment by developed countries to reduce emissions imposed for a specified period, as well as market-based mechanisms for their implementation. The first commitment period of the Protocol to 31 December 2012. The second period begins in 2013, its refusal to participate in it, apart from Russia, said Japan and New Zealand, and Canada, which in December 2011 formally withdrew from the agreement.
"Although we do not participate in the second period of the Protocol, we will stay by his side and will play for the" Kyoto "rules, that is a tough target set for the transition period (until 2020), we will apply the rules (monitoring and reporting), established protocols, and to international reporting on progress toward this goal, "- said the representative of New Zealand at the first plenary meeting of the Parties to the Protocol.
According to her, it is necessary to "demonstrate that the approaches of the Kyoto Protocol can work within the broader framework of the Convention," and thus "take in the new agreement the best of Kyoto."
New Zealand "successfully perform the obligations of the first period" of the Kyoto Protocol, but, in terms of leadership, the obligation for the period after 2012, it is appropriate to adopt a framework emphasized delegate.
"New Zealand believes that we must work together with our key trading partners and competitors. Most of them do not accept the obligations of the Kyoto Protocol, but are available in other forms," — said the representative of New Zealand.
Presidential Advisor, Special Representative of the President for Climate Alexander Bedritsky has repeatedly stated that Russia also evade obligations under the second period, however, continue to perform their specified reporting requirements and has no plans to exit the agreement.
More than 17,000 delegates, experts and journalists gathered in the capital of Qatar, to attend a UN conference on climate change. As expected, the main themes of a two-week talks, which began on 26 November, will be the conditions of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol and its mechanisms for raising funds in the Green Climate Fund.