Greenhouse gas emission trends and projections 2005Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV
In 2003, EU greenhouse gas emissions were 1.7 % below 1990 levels. This means the EU-15 was little more than a fifth of the way towards achieving the 8% emissions reduction from base-year levels required by 2008-2012 under the Kyoto Protocol. The latest projections for 2010 show that existing domestic policies and measures to reduce emissions are not sufficient for the EU-15 to reach its Kyoto targets. Even with planned additional domestic policies and measures, the Union is still likely to miss the mark. The target will only be attained when Kyoto mechanisms - such as emissions trading and joint implementation - are taken into account.
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2005. 48 pp, free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: TH-AL-05-009-EN-C The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at: http://bookshop.europa.eu
ISBN: ISBN 92-9167-780-9
Record Number: 200618636 / Last updated on: 2006-07-20
Original language: en
Available languages: en