Relative gap (over-delivery or shortfall) between greenhouse gas projections without LULUCF based on domestic policies and measures and 2010 targets for EU-15 Member States, including Kyoto mechanisms
Several countries provided projections with additional domestic policies and measures. For following Member States are the additional effects of the use of Kyoto mechanisms included: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Spain. For EU-15 the effect of use of Kyoto mechanisms is calculated based on information from these nine countries. Projections for Spain are available for CO2 only. In the Council decision (2002/358/EC) on the approval by the EU of the Kyoto Protocol the various commitments of the Member States are expressed as percentage changes from the base-year. In 2006 the respective emission levels will be expressed in terms of tonnes of CO2-equivalent. In this connection, the Council of Environment Ministers and the Commission have, in a joint statement, agreed to take into account inter alia the assumptions in Denmark's statement to the Council Conclusions of 16-17 June 1998 relating to base-year emissions. Denmark has stated that when the assumptions in Denmark's statement to the Council Conclusions of 16-17 June 1998 relating to base-year emissions are taken into account the percentage point shortfall will change from 18.7 to 11.5.