The new estimate shows that the 18% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to the 1990 level under the Protocol is fully achievable and is likely to be exceeded. Information collected from Member States with obligations under the Doha Amendment (Annex B countries), based on data for the period 1990-2018, shows that the total greenhouse gas emissions in 2018 were 25.3% lower than in 1990, which would mean that the 18% emission reduction target could be exceeded.
The Executive Secretary of the UN Climate Change Patricia Espinoza said that global emissions were on the rise, although the results of the 37 countries that accepted the Doha Amendment targets were encouraging, and an urgent increase in ambition was therefore needed.
This year, states are submitting their new or updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). It has been estimated that greenhouse gas emission reductions have been mainly achieved through the national mitigation actions and this demonstrates the potential for implementing climate change policies and actions at the national level.
For more information go to: https://unfccc.int/news/kyoto-s-second-phase-emission-reductions-achievable-but-greater-ambition-needed