CO2 Emissions Have Risen by 40 Percent Since 1990

While looking at this cute video made last year by the Environmental Defense Fund, we thought it is worth to remind you about the failure of Kyoto Protocol. According to the German Renewable Energy Industry Institute (IWR), carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose by 1.94 percent in 2008 to 31.5 billion tons.

CO2 emissions rose for the tenth year in succession and have risen by 40 percent since 1990 — the year towards which emissions reductions were to be measured for the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

There is no need to remind you that the huge part of emissions is due to cars and the need to draft a new protocol that would really help to support sustainable transportation in all its dimensions (urban planing, active and strong support for public transportation, biking, walking…). Before that, we can all follow the wise advise of this ideo and ride rather to drive….

You can find more information about IWR report here.

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