CO2 emissions per capita in the EU and in developing countries
The indicator compares the level of CO2 emissions from fuel combustion in the EU with the emissions in the developing countries. Developing countries are here identified with the 'developing countries and territories' on Part I of the OECD Development Assistance Committee List of Aid Recipients ('DAC part I countries'). The EU is a Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and has committed itself under the Kyoto Protocol to an 8% reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions by 2008-2012, compared to 1990. Few of the DAC Part I countries have signed the Kyoto Protocol, but they are recognized as being especially vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.