Contracting Parties > Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change > Cook Islands
|Signature||September 16, 1998|
|Ratification||August 27, 2001|
|Entry into force||February 16, 2005|
Declarations, Reservations etc.Declaration made upon signature:
"The Government of the Cook Islands declares its understanding that signature and subsequent 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 provision in the Protocol can be interpreted as derogating from principles of general international law.
In this regard, the Government of the Cook Islands further declares that, in light of the best available scientific information and assessment on climate change and its impacts, it considers the emissions reduction obligation in article 3 of the Kyoto Protocol to be inadequate to prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system."