The distance-to-target-path indicator (DTPI) measures the deviation in percentage points of actual emissions in 2005 from a (hypothetical) linear path between base-year emissions and the burden-sharing target for 2010
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A positive value suggests an underachievement and a negative value an overachievement by 2005. The DTPI is used as an early indication of progress towards the Kyoto and Member States burden-sharing targets.