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TOTAL CO2 EMMISSIONS
(million metric tons per year)
SOURCE: UNFCCC
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The EU wants a rigorous application of Kyoto, allowing only restricted use of its flexibility mechanisms: these allow countries to go some way to meeting their pollution reduction targets by paying for improvements beyond their frontiers. The EU says countries should meet at least half their targets by cutting emissions at home. It also opposes widespread use of forests and other carbon "sinks" to absorb pollution. While the green blocs in several northern European governments remain rigorous, the UK is trying to rebuild bridges with the US. But the EU will probably remain united in seeking Kyoto's early entry into force.
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