Earth Summit – 1992; Kyoto Protocol adopted – 1997 (first time ever, UN established binding commitments); Kyoto Protocol comes into force, 2005; Kyoto Protocol Expires -2012. The “next generation” now. Share this video with the kids in your life. As we negotiate rules and restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions, the planet heats up. Kids are growing up and they aren’t waiting around for us to make up our minds. The international climate talks in Cancun ended this weekend with a hopeful beginning for the “grown-ups.” In the meantime, the next generation is forging ahead! We need to catch up, and catch up fast!!