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Only ten countries are likely to meet their Kyoto obligations

Ten out of 31 countries are likely to meet their Kyoto obligations according to new data from the United Nations Framework Convention (UNFCCC).

Between 1990-2003 emissions from developed countries fell by 5,9 %, mainly because of reduced emissions in countries with economies in transition during the early nineties. Projections show that emissions from developed countries will increase again and will be 10,6 % higher in 2010 than 1990.

- The projections show that countries need to put more effort to reduce their emissions, says Steinar Sørensen, director at GRID-Arendal.

Countries are committed to reduce their emissions by 5,2 % according to the Kyoto protocol.

Environmental ministers from all around the world will tomorrow gather in Montréal, Canada for climate change negotiations and to discuss the follow up of the Kyoto protocol.

More information:

Steinar Sorensen
steinar.sorensen@grida.no

Karen Landmark
karen.landmark@grida.no

Tuesday 06 Dec 2005
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