How are other countries doing with respects to meeting their targets?
The UN Framework on Climate Change summarized it this way: “In general, the message from the 2006 data is that industrialized countries will need to intensify their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Transport remains a sector were emissions cuts are needed but seem especially difficult to achieve.” More ominously, between 2000 and 2004, only seven “Annex I” countries managed to cut emissions. Canada is an Annex I country whose emissions have risen. However, Canada is the only country that has ratified the treaty but has apparently given up. From the Pembina Institute: “Other energy exporters (notably Norway) have Kyoto targets and are on track to meeting them, through a combination of good domestic climate policies and emissions trading. “The European Union has also recently committed to a minimum 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas pollution by 2020.