TITLE

UK'S CARBON EMISSIONS RISING

AUTHOR(S)
Franz, Paris
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Geographical (Geographical Magazine Ltd.);Feb2008, Vol. 80 Issue 2, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a report which suggests that Great Britain's apparent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions is based on incomplete figures that mask a substantial increase in recent years. According to the government's official figures, the country has reduced its greenhouse gas output by 15 percent since 1990 and is on track to meet its target under the Kyoto Treaty of reducing its emissions by 12.5 per cent below 1990 levels by 2012. However, these figures don't include emissions arising from aviation, shipping, overseas trade and tourism. The report says that the discrepancy arises from differences in methodology.
ACCESSION #
28804289

 

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