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GHG emission is extremely skewed geographically. We in the rich west produce many times more GHG per person than people in developing countries. Though our rich countries have only about 20% of the world's population, we use about 80 percent of the world’s resources. The ominous thing is that our high standard of living - along with its high GHG emissions, is what many people in developing countries strive for. Part of Kyoto aims to tackle this big potential increase in GHG emissions by helping developing countries to avoid the polluting mistakes the rich countries have made and become developed with out the usual ballooning in GHG emission - i.e. ‘sustainable development'.