CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Traffic emissions the biggest obstacle for Austria to achieve Kyoto targets

08-06-2010 09:54 BJT

VIENNA, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Traffic emissions are the biggest obstacle for Austria to achieve its Kyoto targets as the country reported an increase in greenhouse gas emissions this year for the first time since 2007.

For all of 2010, traffic was expected to produce a total of 23 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the maximum benchmark of 18.9 million tons as set by the Kyoto Protocol, the Traffic Club of Austria reported Thursday.

Statistics from the Federal Environment Agency of Austria show that traffic has always been a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in the country.

In 2008, Austria produced 8.5 million more tons of greenhouse gas than that of 1990, although domestic heating, waste management, agriculture and energy gases together reduced 5.3 million tons of emission.

In that year traffic alone, however, caused an increase of 8.6 million tons of emissions, compared with an increase of 5.1 million tons caused by industry.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program