Title: Analysing the levels of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions from land use, land use change and forestry activities on Annex I countries ability to meet Kyoto targets

Authors: Tek Narayan Maraseni, Jerry Maroulis, Mehryar Nooriafshar

Addresses: Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments, University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Toowoomba, Queensland, 4350, Australia. ' Faculty of Education and Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, 4350, Australia. ' Faculty of Business, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, 4350, Australia

Abstract: This study analyses the 1990 and current Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions data from Annex I countries and assesses the impacts of LULUCF (Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry) activities of countries in meeting their Kyoto targets. In a |business-as-usual| scenario for the period 1990-2010, the total GHG emissions, excluding LULUCF activities of Annex I Parties, would decrease by 3.7%, whilst a 6.1% decrease would be achieved if LULUCF activities were considered. Therefore, LULUC activities play a significant role in ensuring nations meet their Kyoto targets.

Keywords: Annex I countries; Kyoto Protocol; UNFCCC; greenhouse gas emissions; GHG emissions; greehouse gases; LULUCF activities; land use change; forestry; Australia; Slovenia; Canada; China; Kyoto targets; environmental pollution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2010.035346

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2010 Vol.42 No.4, pp.301 - 316

Available online: 26 Sep 2010 *

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