Austria and Post-Kyoto Protocol negotiations on greenhouse gas emissions

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Summary
Main article: Annex I Parties and Post-Kyoto Protocol negotiations on global climate change agreements


Key background information

  • Status under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): NAME OF COUNRTY has ratified the convention and [check] the protocol. (Details of dates can be found by clicking on the country profile accessed via here). It is one of the Annex I Parties required to make cuts to greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Member of which negotiating group(s): See which negotiating group the country is part of -- Annex I countries are mostly either part of the Umbrella Group or the European Union.
  • Total greenhouse gas emissions: UNFCCC Data for this can be found here
  • Per capita greenhouse gas emissions: See here
  • Greenhouse gas emission reduction target: (see Greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for background information on the range and implications of emissions reductions scenarios).
    • under the Kyoto Protocol: See here
    • for 2020: This will be found either in general media coverage or national submissions to the UNFCCC. National government submissions to the UNFCCC can be accessed by going here then clicking on the link to the country in the alphabetical list.
    • for 2050: This will be found either in general media coverage or national submissions to the UNFCCC. National government submissions to the UNFCCC can be accessed by going here then clicking on the link to the country in the alphabetical list.

Greenhouse gas emissions profile and trends

In 2006, greenhouse gas emissions by sector were (See data from here).

  • Energy sector (total):
    • Stationary energy:
    • Transport:
    • Fugitive emissions from fuel:
  • Industrial processes:
  • Agriculture:
  • Land use, land use change and forestry:

History in negotiations on the convention to 2008

National policy Performance

Ranking in Climate Change Performance Index 2008

The Climate Change Performance Index 2008 (CCPI) developed by Germanwatch ranked XXX

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National government policies and programs

However, the key current policies the national government are promoting to addressing greenhouse gas emissions are:

Energy

  • Energy Efficiency:
  • Electricity generation:
    • Renewable energy target:
    • Feed-in tariff for renewable electricity
    • New coal-fired power stations:
    • Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS):
    • Nuclear power:

Transport

  • Fuel-efficient cars:

Industry

Residential

  • Photovoltaic solar power rebate:

Key Positions in the Negotiations of a Post-Kyoto Agreement

  • Targets and timetables: (See Greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for more information).
  • Coverage of all greenhouse-inducing gases:
  • Clean Development Mechanism:
    • Carbon Capture and Storage in the Clean Development Mechanism:
    • Nuclear power in the Clean Development Mechanism: Not known.
  • The inclusion of HFC-23 projects in the Clean Development Mechanism:
  • Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry:
  • Emissions trading:

Role played in the negotiations of a post-Kyoto agreement

Some of the basic information will be listed by clicking on the appropriate national page here. Other information is likely to be featured in general media coverage on the website of groups such as Climate Action Network.

Accra climate change talks August 2008

COP14 talks in Poznan, December 2008

Books on national climate change policy

Links

Main government agency websites

These will be listed by clicking on the appropriate national page here

UNFCCC Pages

Official national government reports to UNFCC and UNFCCC reviews of them

Annex 1 countries are required to submitted 'national communications' to the UNFCCC to report on progress in implementing the convention as are those that have ratified the Kyoto Protocol.

COUNTRY NAME national reports here and the UNFCCC response to them are here. List them in chronological order.

Key organizations promoting strong greenhouse policies

ADD A LIST OF LINKS TO THE MAIN PLAYERS IN NATIONAL POLICIES BY [[NAME OF ORGANISATION]]

Key organizations promoting weak greenhouse policies

ADD A LIST OF LINKS TO THE MAIN PLAYERS IN NATIONAL POLICIES BY [[NAME OF ORGANISATION]]

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

On the negotiations of a post-Kyoto Protocol agreement

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jan Burck, Christoph Bals, Marisa Beck and Elisabeth Rüthlein, Climate Change Performance Index 2008: A comparison of the 56 top CO2 emitting nations, December 2007. (Large Pdf).

External articles

ADD LINKS TO CURRENT USEFUL MEDIA REPORTS HERE. Some useful sources for these stories can be:

  • the news section of the UNFCCC website here
  • a news feed on environmental issues from Reuters
  • a collation of news stories on climate change from a wide range of leading news outlets compiled by Environmental Health News
  • a news feed from the UNFCCC website.