More on Kyoto: The environment group, Friends of the Earth has said that Governments who signed up to the Protocol are failing to take the necessary action to ensure that emission targets are met.

According to FoE, emissions data from countries who signed up to Kyoto reveal that many are still failing to bring carbon emissions under control – with emissions in Italy, Canada, and Austria all increasing since 1990. UK emissions are also now rising – putting the UK’s Kyoto commitments in jeopardy.

Mike Childs, Head of Campaigns at FoE argues: “The UK likes to claim world leadership on climate change. Although UK emissions have been reduced since 1990, recent increases give cause for concern and could lead to the UK missing its Kyoto commitments.”

So much for Britain’s so-called green credentials.