Turkish Parliamentary Environment Committee adopted a bill on Turkey's joining Kyoto Protocol on Wednesday.
The bill to ratify Kyoto Protocol, the UN-led global climate pact on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, was submitted On June 5th to Turkish parliament.
The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change with the objective of reducing greenhouse gases that cause climate change. As of June 2008, 177 countries and the European Union have ratified the protocol.
Kyoto mayor pleased over Turkey's decision
Japan's Kyoto city's Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa said on Wednesday that they were pleased with Turkey's decision to sign Kyoto protocol.
Kadokawa, who serves also as President of League of Historical Cities-LHC, attended the ongoing 11th Conference of Historical Cities in Turkish central Anatolian province of Konya, and told reporters that environmental problems concerned not only Turkey but also the entire world.
Kadokawa said that Turkey's decision to sign Kyoto Protocol was an important step to extend the protocol in the world. Kadokawa added that Turkey, which was a bridge between the East and the West, would be an example to the countries which had not signed the protocol yet.
Kadokawa said that Turkey was both an industrial and agricultural country, and this characteristics of Turkey were rarely found in other countries in the world. He said that Turkey's signing the protocol would be beneficial to preserve this characteristic.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Haziran 2008, 16:57