Russian news agencies are reporting that the Russian cabinet has approved the Kyoto Protocol, the global climate change treaty, and will send it to parliament for ratification.
Russia had waivered on the treaty but its desire of EU support for its membership in the World Trade Organization may have played a significant role in the treaty's approval. BBC News has more. Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase:
- Russia likely to ratify Kyoto climate change treaty, report says
- UN hopeful Russia will ratify Kyoto protocol
- Russian stance on Kyoto doubted
- Russia rejects Kyoto Protocol