Nations Report - CLIMATE CHANGE: Report
Predicts Increased Developed Country Emissions, new Creative
Policies are Required.
gas emissions by the highly industrialized countries
and the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe
are likely to rise 10 percent by 2010, according to a report
to be presented at the two-week U.N.
Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting starting
tomorrow in Bonn.
to Compilation and Synthesis of Third National Communications,
although these developed countries as a whole could cut gas
emissions during the 1990s by 3 percent, that was only because
of a 37 percent drop in the emissions by the transition countries,
which were facing economic crisis at the time. The greenhouse
gas emissions in highly industrialized countries rose by
8 percent during the same period.
the Central and Eastern European transition countries are starting
to recover from the decline of the 1990s, a developed country
emissions increase of 10 percent is likely between 2000 and
2010. The report also projects a possible 17 percent increase
in emissions by highly industrialized countries during the same
findings clearly demonstrate that stronger and more creative
policies will be needed for accelerating the spread of climate-friendly
technologies and persuading businesses, local governments and
citizens to cut their greenhouse gas emissions," convention
Executive Secretary Joke Waller Hunter said.
the report stresses national governments' importance in
creating strategies to address greenhouse gas emissions, it
acknowledges that local and regional governments are becoming
more involved, with the collaboration of other groups (U.N.
release, June 2).