The (NEAA) has reported that, based on energy data published by BP, a slowdown in carbon emission growth has been mainly the result of high oil prices and the global recession. Compared to 3.3% in 2007, emissions only rose by 1.7% in 2008. The impact of renewable energy sources, however, was less than expected, and for the first time, global CO2 emissions from developing countries exceeded those from industrialised counties.

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