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Greenhouse gas emissions and the developing countries : strategic options and the U.S.A.I.D. response. A report to Congress. Current contributions of developed and developing countries to greenhouse gas emissions.



Carbon dioxide emmisions are primarily due to fossil fuel combustion and deforestation, methane and nitrous oxides are principally from agricultural practices, and CFCs are released exclusively as a result of industrial process . Together, the OECD countries, Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union are responsible for 54 per cent of all greenhouse emissions in terms of their impact on the rediative properties of the atmosphere. Worldwide, fossil fuel use accounts for half of emissions impacts. Developing countries contribute a sizable fraction of the global emissions that include carbon dioxide release from deforestation and methane emissions from rice cultivation. The relative contributions of current greenhouse gas emissions to global climate change are discussed below by gas , sector and region.

Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía. Secretaría de Planificación del Sub-Sector Energía - Centro de Información de Energía y Ambiente, CIENA

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