Global environmental challenges
Factbox: Rich nations’ greenhouse emissions down 2.2 percent
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.