Keep Track of Nations' Copenhagen Accord Commitments with US Climate Action Network

With ten days to go before countries have to submit their plans for reducing emissions and signing onto the thoroughly non-binding, it was the best we could do, trust us, Copenhagen Accord, none of the world's major economies have actually done so. The United Nations has indicated that the Jan 31 deadline is now flexible--"soft" was the word the UN's Yvo de Boer used. None of which sounds particularly promising to me. However, if you want to keep track of which nations have actually submitted their pledges, or what some others are likely to do the US Climate Action Network has a good chart breaking it down for you:Official (Non-binding) Commitments Held Close
It's a bit small here, but so far only Brazil, South Korea, South Africa, and Ghana have formally committed themselves, with 39%, 20%, 34%, and (an unspecified)% reduction from business as usual scenarios respectively being offered. From 1990 levels that means Brazil will have a 1.9% increase, South Korea a 48% increase, and South Africa an 87% increase.

A variety of other nations have said they will sign on but specific commitments have not been made public.

Cuba has already formally rejected the Accord on the grounds that it was not permitted to participate in the document's development.

The USCAN chart will continue to be updated as more information becomes available, so check back in: Who's On Board With The Copenhagen Accord
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