UNFCCC Releases Report on GHG Emissions in Industrialized Countries

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 17 November 2008: The UN Framework Convention on Climate

Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat issued its report on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

in industrialized countries, which finds that emissions in these countries

continue to rise.

According to the report, between 2000 and 2006, emissions of

the 40 nations with reporting obligations under the Convention rose by 2.3%.

However, the highest increases came from economies in transition, which rose

more than three times as much. Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC,

stated that the figures clearly underscore the need for political action at the

climate change conference that will convene in Poznan, Poland, in December

2008. [UNFCCC

Press Release] [The Report]