THE EUROPEAN Union and its Member States will have to improve their efforts to curb emissions of greenhouse gases if they want to meet their targets under the Kyoto Protocol, a European Environment Agency report has claimed. The EU is committed to cutting its combined emissions of carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases to an average of eight per cent below 1990 levels in 2008 -2012. However, the EEA says that if current policies and measures are maintained, the EU's emissions cut will be 4.7 per cent by 2010, 3.3 points short of its ...

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