Industrialised countries' emissions still growing

Kyoto target expected to be achieved despite upward trend, latest UN annual emission data shows

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.

Please sign in to access this article. To subscribe, view our subscription options, or take out a free trial.

Please enter your details

Forgotten password?

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
or call 020 8267 8120

Not a subscriber?

Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.