Commitment period

The commitment period is the five-year period during which Annex B Parties are expected to implement measures to achieve their quantified emission limitation and reduction commitments.  Compliance with these targets is measured at the end of the commitment period.  The first commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol runs from 2008 to 2012.

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UNFCCC

Kyoto Protocol

Non-Annex I Parties

Annex I Parties