Sunday, March 1, 2009

Kyoto Protocol balance sheet

NYT has this excellent snapshot of how different countries have fared in achieving their targets on CO2 emissions (it had to be reduced to a percentage below the 1990 emissions by 2012) set by the Kyoto Protocol.



Given its stiff target, Germany has done remarkably well, a testament to the strong environment consciousness in German politics. Eastern Europe's performance, while exceptional, may have to be discounted for by some percentage, given the doubts about the quality of data supplied.

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