Poor Nations Brake Greenhouse Gas Rise
The carbon intensity of production has been falling, especially in the developed countries. It partly reflects a movement from manufacturing to services."
- Sudhir Junankar, Cambridge Econometrics spokesperson
Oslo, Norway - Developing nations that are fast industrialising, such as China and India, have braked their rising greenhouse gas emissions by more than the total cuts demanded of rich nations by the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol.
And overall, the world's use of energy has become more efficient for the past century. The amount of energy used per dollar of economic output has fallen at about 0.3 percent a year, according to U.N. data.