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The Kyoto Protocol Has Failed

The Kyoto Protocol has it worked? TOP 5 WINNERS& LOSERS 4.1 - The chart to the left shows nation's % target change in CO2 emissions under the Kyoto Protocol vs. nation's actual % change in CO2 emissions (1990-2010), e.g. a nation targeting a 5% reduction that went on to see a 10% increase in emissions would score -15. 3.8 1.8 0.1 1 Overall, there have been more successes than failures and the sum of emissions from nations with Kyoto targets has fallen significantly. -5.1 11.28 -5.3 -6 Change in CO2 emissions (GT), 1990-2011 7.19 CHANGE IN CO2 EMISSIONS BY REGION 2.28 2.4 - Unfortunately, outside of the Kyoto targets, emissions from developing economies have increased considerably since 1990, with China accounting for over 60% of the global 0.3 0.39 0.43 0.1 -0.31 -0.23 increase. -0.65 -0.61 Global CO2 emissions per region from fossil fuel use and cement production FOSSIL FUEL USAGE BY REGION 40 1000 million tonnes CO2 - This chart shows global C02 emissions from fossil fuels since 1990. Again, developing economies have largely driven this increase, represented by the purple areas on the chart. - International transport Industrialised countries Developing countires - Other Economies in Transition (EIT) - Russian Federation Other developing countries - Other large developing countries 1 China 10 - Other OECD 1990 countries - Japan - EU12 (new Member States) I EU15 - United States 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014 BUT DEVELOPED NATIONS ARE NOT SO INNOCENT CO2 emission per capita from fossil fuel use and cement production in top 5 I Despite the above, it's important to recognize that China's Co2 emissions per capita (or per citizen) has only just reached European levels, and is still around half that of the United States. emitters 25 tonnes CO2 per capita 20 Industrialised countries Developing Countries - United States - Russian Federation - European Union (EU27) - Annes I range 1 China 15 - India 1 Uncertainty 10 And lets not forget imports... 1 According to standard data, developed countries can claim to have reduced their collective emissions by around 2% since 1990, yet if the carbon cost of imports is added back to each country (and exports subtracted), the true change has been an increase of around 7%. 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014 Global CO2 emissions SO HAS THE KYOTO PROTOCOL WORKED? 33.9- - Looking at the chart to the left, clearly not. Overall, global emissions have showed no sign of slowing down and the skew created by the global economy makes individual nation targets misleading, in that sense the Kyoto Protocol has been a failure. 20 - However, as the only international binding treaty of its kind, it has been a very important first step in global 2010 climate diplomacy. The key is whether or not further and more robust steps will follow. 0- 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 Sources 1. 2. 3. http://www.pbl.nVen/publications/2012/trends-in-global-co2-emissions-2012-report This Infographic was produced by Visit our website to find green products that will help you lead a greener lifestyle. Thanks for viewing! Finland lapan Netherlands Slovenia Belgium pUeja E ueder other OECD 1990 International transport USA large developing nations other developing

The Kyoto Protocol Has Failed

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This infographic shows the progress made by the Kyoto Protocol since the 'base year' of 1990. While there has been some successes amongst nations, global CO2 emissions as a whole continue to incre...


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