UN confirms upward trend in rich nations' emissions

Industrialised nations' greenhouse gas emissions rose by 1% in 2007, confirming a continuing growth since 2000, according to the latest UN annual data released on Wednesday. Emissions increased by 3% between 2000 and 2007.

Emissions in the 40 countries with reporting obligations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) were about 4% below 1990 levels. Emissions from countries with Kyoto targets remain roughly the same at about 16% below the 1990 baseline.

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