July 8, 2009

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The position of the first, third and fourth largest emitters of CO2 in the world- also called developing countries?

"We won't sacrifice economic growth for the sake of emission reduction,"

Arkady Dvorkovich,
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's economic aide

“There is no way India is going to accept any emission reduction target, period, between now and the Copenhagen meeting and thereafter. This is a non-negotiable stand,”

Jairam Ramesh:
India Environment Minister

“Given that, it is natural for China to have some increase in emissions, so it is not possible for China to accept a binding or compulsory target,”

Qin Gang,
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman

And the basic position of the other developing countries:

"The greenhouse effect is not caused by emissions, it is caused by the accumulation of emissions in the atmosphere. We are proposing that the second period of (Kyoto Protocol) commitments be based on the historic responsibilities of each country."

Jose Miguez, Head of Brazil's Interministerial Commission on Global Climate Change

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In The United States
Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions Declined by 2.8 Percent in 2008

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Total emissions from the developing world are expected to exceed those from the developed world by 2015

Figure 3 provides a projection of future greenhouse gas emissions of developed and developing countries. Total emissions from the developing world are expected to exceed those from the developed world by 2015.

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Half of the top 20 countries in CO2 emissions are developing countries

This list does not include emissions from deforestation but if it did-

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When emissions from loss of forests are taken into account, Indonesia could be considered the world's third-largest emitter

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Deforestation accounts for 20% of all man made CO2 emissions which is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all the world’s cars, trucks, planes and boats combined?

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A Fifth of world carbon emissions is soaked up by extra forest growth

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Of the 50 most-forested countries around the world forest area increased in 18 of the 50 nations, while total biomass increased in 22 countries. And that relatively rich countries do not rely so heavily on their forests and also have a degree of political and social order that allows them to better manage their natural resources

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Europe and North America are increasing in forest area

Of the top 20 emitter nations not considered developing, all but Japan and South Korea are located in North America or Europe

Do You Know-are developing countries getting credit for absorbing extra CO2 for better forest management practices?

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