Current progress towards EU‑15 Kyoto target
The rolling five‑year average plot for a year Y corresponds to the average of the last five years (Y-4 to Y).
2008 emissions and 2004–2008 average based on 2009 EEA estimate 2.2.1.
Achievement of a commitment under the Kyoto Protocol requires reducing emissions to a level lower than an assigned amount (total quantity of Kyoto units). Kyoto commitments can also be met by increasing this assigned amount through the use of Kyoto mechanisms and carbon sink removals.
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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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