From Reuters [via CCNet]:
Global carbon dioxide emissions in 2008 rose 1.94 percent year-on-year to 31.5 billion tonnes, German renewable energy industry institute IWR said on Monday, based on official information and its own research. . . .
“Kyoto is not working out,” said IWR Managing Director Norbert Allnoch. Global emissions are 40 percent above those in 1990, the basis year for the treaty. . . .
Carbon dioxide emissions from heavy industry participating in the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme fell 3.1 percent last year compared with 2007, the EU’s executive Commission said in mid-May. . . .
This was due to falling industrial output from the global economic slowdown, it said.
But the EU did manage to export a lot of jobs and cash, so that’s something.