Why Did The Kyoto Agreement Fail

But this should not lead us to believe that the Kyoto Protocol has succeeded in reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. On the contrary, the protocol has failed and large temperature rises are now inevitable. Victor`s analysis is crisp and fresh. It provides a moderate analysis of smart solutions… At its core, however, he argues that the protocol will fail because of its architecture and inability to account for modern economic truths. But it`s not a completely crazy idea either. And to see why this might make sense, we need to take a journey through the history of global climate negotiations. For nearly 20 years, non-negotiators have been trying – and failing – to craft a legally binding global treaty that would commit countries to cuts. It was these depressing failures and the resulting ideas that ultimately led to the Paris Agreement. .