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TOTAL CO2 EMMISSIONS
(million metric tons per year)
SOURCE: UNFCCC
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Developing countries like India are listed under Kyoto as Annex II countries, and they are not obliged to make any cuts in greenhouse emissions cuts yet. But as they raise living standards their emissions will obviously increase: India's have risen by more than 52% since 1990. Under Kyoto, they will have to accept reduction targets in a few years from now. The protocol's architects say it is fair to allow them a grace period, because the problem has been caused by the industrialised countries. But India, with more than 1 bn people, will soon be a major polluter.
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