Glossary beginning with K
- KING TIDE (ISDR)
A non-scientific term; but the popular concept is that it is the higher high waters which occur around Christmas time. Equally high tides occur in the winter months but these are at night.
- Kyoto mechanisms
Three procedures established under the Kyoto Protocol to increase the flexibility and reduce the costs of making greenhouse-gas emissions cuts. They are the Clean Development Mechanism, Emissions Trading and Joint Implementation.
- Kyoto Protocol
An international agreement standing on its own, and requiring separate ratification by governments, but linked to the UNFCCC. The Kyoto Protocol , among other things, sets binding targets for the reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions by industrialized countries.