Factbox: Rich nations’ greenhouse emissions down 2.2 percent

April 21, 2010

Greenhouse gas emissions by industrialized nations fell by 2.2 percent in 2008, the steepest fall since 1992 as the world economy slowed, a Reuters compilation shows.

Following are official national greenhouse gas emissions data submitted to the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat in recent days.

A few are not yet available. (Thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent unless stated, excludes land use, land use change and forestry):


(Notes: Turkey’s emissions not listed in common format. A few base years differ from 1990)

Compiled by Alister Doyle and Terje Solsvik in Oslo. Editing by Lin Noueihed.

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Posted by From quiet times to better times… greenhouse emissions fall… « Recycling and Birmingham. Hand in shaky hand. | Report as abusive

Now here is one positive side effect of the world economic downturn. I wonder; are emissions from U.S. military craft included in our emissions, the country we operate in or not at all?

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