Contracting Parties > Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change > Niue
|Signature||December 8, 1998|
|Ratification||May 6, 1999|
|Entry into force||February 16, 2005|
Declarations, Reservations etc.Declaration made upon signature:
"The Government of Niue declares its understanding that ratification of the Kyoto Protocol shall in no way constitute a renunciation of any rights under international law concerning state responsibility for the adverse effects of climate change and that no provisions in the Protocol can be interpreted as derogating from the principles of general international law.
In this regard, the Government of Niue further declares that, in light of the best available scientific information and assessment of climate change and impacts, it considers the emissions reduction obligations in article 3 of the Kyoto Protocol to be inadequate to prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system."