Absolute gaps (over-delivery or shortfall) between greenhouse gas projections and 2010 targets for EU candidate countries and other EEA member countries
In their fourth national communications to the UNFCCC, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein indicate that they will make use of Kyoto mechanisms to reach their targets. Since the information available on the use of flexible mechanisms or carbon sinks for the non-EU countries was not detailed (except for Switzerland and Norway), these were not taken into account here. The projection for Liechtenstein excludes fluorinated gases. The gap assessment for Croatia takes into account that Croatia is allowed to add 3.5 Mt CO2eq to its 1990 emissions in accordance with Decision 7/CP.12 of the Conference of the Parties under the UNFCCC.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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