EU is halfway towards meeting Kyoto target

3 June 2002

The European Union is on course to meet its commitment to cut greenhouse gases set out in the Kyoto Protocol.

By 2012, the 15 EU countries must cut their total emissions to 8% below 1990 levels. Six are more than halfway there, and Germany has almost reached its target, according to the European Environment Agency. Other nations are behind schedule. Spain, for example, has increased by more than four times its agreed amount. Overall, the EU is halfway to meeting its target.

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