Switzerland reported April 17 a 3.4 percent increase in greenhouse gas emissions for 2010 based on the reporting methodology established under the United Nation’s Kyoto Protocol. The increase of 1.8 MMT CO2e is primarily due to the use of heating fuel during the unusually cold winter months that year. Despite the jump, given the milder 2011 temperatures, it is believed that the nation will achieve its Kyoto target of reducing emissions by 8 percent from 1990 levels for 2008-2012.