So, after getting a super generous deal, Australia signed (as distinct from ratifying) the Kyoto Protocol on this day 19 years ago, with Robert Hill (Minister for the Environment) doing the deed in New York.
Hill signs historic agreement to fight global warming, media release, 29 April, 1998.
Also on this day
1997 “THE CHALLENGE FOR AUSTRALIA ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE” 29 April 1997 http://www.acola.org.au/climate2.htm
Australian Academy of Science, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Australian Academy of the Humanities, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, 1997 – Science – 127 pages