EU emissions plunge towards 20% target as recession bites

September 2010
ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Sep2010, Issue 428, p15
The article discusses a report from the European Environmental Agency (EEA) which shows that the recession across the European Union (EU) reduced greenhouse gas emissions in 2009 to within its 20 percent emissions reduction target for 2020. A debate on whether the EU should increase its target to 30 percent for 2020 ahead of a climate to replace the Kyoto Protocol is addressed. The energy sector is named as the source of the largest absolute emission cuts.


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