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Wed, 09 Dec 2009 17:42:01 GMT

World's top polluters

The world's top 10 polluters, ranked by their absolute greenhouse gas emissions, according to the International Energy Agency. Absolute emissions (carbon dioxide equivalent -- million tonnes per year, 2007 data):


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Demonstrators protest during a climate change march in front of the Houses of Parliament in London

Demonstrators protest during a climate change march in front of the Houses of Parliament in London

Britain - 523

The nation has met Kyoto Protocol target of a 12.5% reduction from 1990 levels and intends to meet the legally binding target and move toward a domestic goal of a 20% cut in emissions by 2010.

By 2005 the government reduced the amount of industrial and commercial waste disposed of in landfill sites to 85% of 1998 levels and recycled or composted at least 25% of household waste, increasing to 33% by 2015.

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