EU15 on track to meet Kyoto target

All member states of the EU15 except Austria are set to meet their greenhouse gas emission reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol, according to the latest projections from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Whereas the protocol requires that the EU15 cut average emissions during 2008–2012 to eight per cent below 1990 levels, the latest projections indicate that the block will go further, reaching a total reduction of more than 13 per cent below the base year. The ten new member states that have Kyoto targets are also set to meet these, according to the agency. Cyprus and Malta do not have emissions targets.

Source: Greenhouse gas emission trends and projections in Europe 2009 (November 2009). EEA Report No 9/2009.
Available at: www.eea.europa.eu

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