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Climate change - 28.11.2007
EU within reach of Kyoto targets (EC 2007 report)
The EU is moving closer to achieving its Kyoto Protocol targets for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases but efforts effort has to be followed and intensified to ensure success. This is the conclusion of the Commission's.annual report on progress towards meeting the Kyoto objectives, on 27 November 2007.
The latest projections from Member States indicate that measures already taken will cut EU-15 emissions in 2010 to 7.4% below levels in the chosen base year (1990 in most cases) - just short of the 8% reduction target for 2012.
Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said: The latest projections show that the Kyoto target will be reached once the Member States have adopted and implemented the additional actions now under discussion. I therefore urge them to do this swiftly.
According to the European Commission, additional policies and measures under discussion at EU and national levels will allow the target to be reached and even take the reduction to 11.4% if implemented promptly and fully.
Pierre Vander Auwera
Adviser – Communication
Tel. : + 32 2 500 05 41
Skype : pierre_vda