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Annual European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990–2012 and inventory report 2014 - Submission to the UNFCCC Secretariat

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 3, 2014)

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE The European Union (EU), as a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), reports annually on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories for the years 1990 to t-2 for emissions and removals within the area covered by its Member States (i.e. domestic ...

Why did GHG emissions decrease in the EU between 1990 and 2012?

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 3, 2014)

Total GHG emissions (excluding LULUCF) in the EU decreased substantially since 1990, reaching their lowest level in 2012. The EU emitted 4,544 million tonnes of CO2 eq. in 2012, accounting for less than 10% of global GHG emissions1. Figure 1 shows total greenhouse gas emissions in the period 1990– 2012, both in the EU-15 (which is ...

Has the Kyoto Protocol reached its main goal? A brief review

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 1, 2012)

This paper critically analyses the International policy on climate change, the role of the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol and the GHG emissions, particularly CO2. Also the commitment of the different countries to reduce or limit these emissions, the development of carbon sinks and the flexible mechanisms that uses credit trading between countries ...

Letting Go of Kyoto

by Center for Climate and Energy Solutions  (Nov. 8, 2011)

This commentary was originally published by Nature A preoccupation with binding commitments blocks progress in the global effort against climate change. It’s time to correct course, says Elliot Diringer. When governments gather for another round of United Nations (UN) ...

MARCA Landfill gas to Energy project - Brazil case study

by Biogas Technology Limited  (Jun. 30, 2014)

Project Description The project is being developed by EcoMethane who has invested, designed, constructed, installed and currently operating the LFG collection and flaring systems. In addition, EcoMethane developed the project under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol and placed the carbon credits in the marketplace. When a ...

Allocation of ecologically allowable carbon emissions to countries as a key to more effective post–Kyoto Protocol climate change mitigation law

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 10, 2012)

The paper proposes novel carbon indicators as effective control instruments to design the post–Kyoto Protocol climate change mitigation law. The allocation of Ecologically Allowable Carbon Emissions (EACE) to countries show that a group of countries needs no emissions reductions today because their actual carbon emissions are below the EACE. The ...

Cancun Summit left replacement of Kyoto Protocol to next year

by Envido Ltd  (Dec. 17, 2010)

UK Energy and Climate Change secretary said debate on legal structure to replace the Kyoto Protocol was left to next year. Energy and climate change secretary, Chris Huhne, defended his upbeat assessment of the last week’s Cancun agreement, arguing that it was "the most significant package overall since the [1997] Kyoto protocol." Most ...

Greenhouse gas emission trends and projections in Europe 2012 - Tracking progress towards Kyoto and 2020 targets

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 24, 2012)

At the end of 2011, almost all European countries were on track towards their Kyoto targets for 2008–2012. The EU-15 also remained on track to achieve its Kyoto target. Italy, however, was not on track. Spain plans to acquire a large quantity of Kyoto units through the KP's flexible mechanisms to achieve its target. With emission caps ...

Different emission estimates by EU bodies

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 3, 2014)

EU GHG inventory submission to UNFCCC (EEA and DG Climate Action) The European Union (EU), as a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), reports annually on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories for the years 1990 to X-2 (i.e. two years before the current year1) and within the area covered by its Member States. The ...

Book Reviews: Crucial Issues in Climate change and the Kyoto protocol: Asia & the World

by Vathek Publishing  (Jan. 1, 2011)

Climate change is generally acknowledged as one of the world's great human, economic and ecological threats. Yet as Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh notes in his foreword to this book, in much of Asia, recognition of these threats is only now 'slowly dawning', and has not affected public opinion. The majority of Ambassador Koh's friends 'do not ...

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