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Exceeding goals, and falling short

In 1997, 37 countries pledged to cut greenhouse-gas emissions. By 2009, some of the targeted reductions for 2012 had already been surpassed. Although some participants — including the United States — increased their emissions, the global economic recession may have succeeded in turning that around. Read related article.

Countries that have reduced their greenhouse-gas emissions, and those that have not.
Sources: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, staff reports. Graphic: Patterson Clark/The Washington Post. Published on November 27, 2011, 6:01 p.m.

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