Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Annex I States: 1990-2010

The Subsidiary Body for Implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change released a new report a few days ago on the national greenhouse gas inventory data of the 42 Annex I Parties to the UNFCCC from 1990-2010, providing some excellent data for lectures on assessing the effectiveness of the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol.

Among the take-aways of the report:

  1. Total aggregate GHG emissions from 1990-2010, excluding those from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) decreased by 8.9%; total emissions decreased by 14.6% if one factors in LULUCF also;
    1. GHG emissions of Parties with Economies in Transition (EITs), declined by 39.2% from 1990-2010, excluding LULUCF, and 52.6% with LULUCF included;
    2. In 2000-2010, GHG emissions excluding LULUCF EIT Parties increased by 4.4%, or declined 2.2% if one includes LULUCF
    3. In terms of Annex I non-EIT Parties; GHG emissions from 1990-2010 increased by 4.9% excluding LULUCF and by 4.1% including LULUCF;
      1. From 12000-2020, GHG emissions of non-EIT Parties decreased by 3.9% excluding LULUCF and by 6.4% including LULUCF
  2. Carbon dioxide accounted for 79.6% of Annex I Party GHG emissions from 1990-2010
    1. Methane emissions declined by 12.2% in 1990
  3. Emissions from all sub-sectors of the energy sector declined from 1990-2010 in Annex I Parties with the exclusion of transport, where emissions increased by 11.4%
    1. The emissions from the aviation sector increased by a whopping 63.6% during this period, and by 7.8% in the marine transportation sector

Related posts:

  1. WRI Analysis of Annex I Emissions Reductions Pledges
  2. New IIASA Analysis of Adequacy of Annex I Party Commitments
  3. UNEP and the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Gap
  4. New UNFCCC Data
  5. Further Commitments of Annex I Parties Document

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