Киотский обман ЕС

Рига - С каждым годом надвигающийся кризис глобального потепления подступает ближе и ближе. Время для принятия превентивных мер на исходе. Лозунг "20-20-20" Европейского Союза означает сокращение выбросов парниковых газов на 20% по сравнению с уровнем 1990 года и увеличение доли возобновляемых источников энергии до 20% к 2020 году. Но реально ли это?

ЕС, казалось бы, давно выступает за действия по предотвращению изменения климата. В 1994 году ЕС обязался сократить выбросы парниковых газов в соотвествии с Киотским протоколом, и ратифицировал его в 2002 году. Страны-члены ЕС-15 пообещали сократить объем выбросов парниковых газов на 8% к 2010 году.

Промышленные страны, не ратифицировавшие Киотский протокол, и в первую очередь Соединенные Штаты, критиковали за "экологически безответственное" поведение. Но за 15 лет с 1990 до 2005 года странам ЕС-15 удалось сократить выбросы парниковых газов всего на 2%, и сегодня очевидно, что они не смогут выполнить свои обязательства в рамках Киотского протокола. Только пять стран ЕС-15 близки к достижению поставленных целей. В лучшем случае страны ЕС-15 могли бы сократить свои выбросы на 4.6% к 2010 году.

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