Developing Countries are Leading the Way June 9, 2011 : 3:07 PM

Oxfam has just issued a new report showing developing countries are leading the way, pledging to cut more greenhouse gas emissions than developed nations: ]

“The new analysis by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), commissioned as part of Oxfam's new global GROW campaign, compares four of the most widely respected studies of these pledges. All the studies show that developing countries have pledged to make bigger cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions than industrialized countries, compared to a business as usual scenario.”


“New figures from the forthcoming SEI overview of the pledges show that:"

"- China’s total emissions reductions could be nearly double those of the US by 2020."

"- The emissions reductions of developing countries could be three times greater than those of the EU by 2020."

"- The emission reductions of China, India, South Africa and Brazil -- the BASIC countries -- could be slightly greater than the combined efforts of the 7 biggest developed countries -- the US, Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Russia by 2020."