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Factors underpinning future action — country fact sheets

This report, prepared by Ecofys for the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, aims to inform discussions on commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions post-2012, when the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol ends.

It contains fact sheets for 60 countries that include data on key indicators including energy investments and consumption; investment in research and development; policies and measures in place; and a list of climate related agreements signed up to by each country. Data are predominantly taken from the International Energy Agency or the World Bank.

The report summarises progress towards targets, trends in fuel switching, economic and structural changes, and population trends. Current national status is also shown with projections up to 2020.