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International agreement on the Kyoto protocol was finally reached in 2001, but only after a series of compromises were made. It was nevertheless a big achievement given that the US, the biggest GHG polluter, had withdrawn. The final hurdle before it comes into effect is that of reaching compliance by countries representing at least 55% of the worlds GHG emissions. Russia’s ratification is the key to reaching this target.