A greenhouse gas emission reduction target set by the 1997 Kyoto protocol for the world's most industrialised nations will probably be met despite a continued increase in emissions in these countries, according to the latest UN annual data released on Monday.
The data shows that emissions in the 41 countries with reporting obligations under the UN framework convention on climate change (Unfccc) rose by 2.3 per cent from 2000-6, although they remain about 5 five per cent below 1990 levels, the Kyoto protocol's 2008-12 reduction target for developed countries.
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