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What did the rich countries do to meet Kyoto commitments?

 
 
 
What did the rich countries do to meet Kyoto commitments?

This graph tells the whole story. The blue line in graph denoting changes in CO2
emission for Annex 1 countries is completely deceptive. It shows a negative growth that suggests a reduction of emission in the rich countries. But there are countries bunched
in that group knows as ‘economies in transition’ (EIT), countries that have joined
Europe recently and have low economic activities. Rich industrialised countries
are actually hiding behind these low income countries with low emission as shown in
green line. The picture becomes clearer when we exclude those EIT countries and
the graph in red line shows a clear positive growth in emission from the rich countries
in Annex 1.
 
 
When we look at the growth of CO2 emission of selected rich countries between 1990 and 2006, a period when they were supposed to reduce emission, almost all countries barring a handful have actually increased their emission manifold.

 

Click here for sectorwise emission profile of industrialized economies.[.pdf]
 
CoP19
CoP19/Warsaw
CoP18
Doha, Qatar
CoP9
Milan, Italy
CoP17
Durban, South Africa
CoP8
New Delhi, India
CoP16
Cancun, Mexico
CoP7
Marrakech, Morocco
CoP15
Copenhagen, Denmark
CoP6
The Hague, Netherlands
CoP14
Bonn/Poznan
CoP5
CoP5 Bonn, Germany
CoP13
Bali, Indonesia
CoP4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
CoP12
Nairobi, Kenya
CoP3
Kyoto, Japan
CoP11
Montreal, Canada CMP 1
CoP2
Geneva, Switzerland
CoP10
Buenos Aires, Argentina
CoP1
Berlin, Germany
 

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