This is a fabulous image of how close countries are to meeting their Kyoto Protocol commitments.
As David McCandless says, “There’s a lot of talk of a new world climate agreement in Copenhagen in December to succeed Kyoto. I wondered how the signatories of the first one were doing. Make up your own mind.”
Some are completely on track (Greece, Germany, Sweden and England) while others are very close (including Poland, Romania and Hungary). There’s also a fair-sized group that can still meet it if they ramp it up a bit (such as France, the Netherlands, and Belgium).
At the bottom are those who, well… maybe have to re-think their strategy (including Canada, Denmark, and Switzerland).