German CO2 emissions down slightly in 2003

Germany's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by an unadjusted 1% in 2004 after two previous years of increases, according to the Berlin-based economic think-tank DIW (EED 04/03/04). The 2004 total of 834m tonnes was 18.5% down on 1990 levels, DIW said. Germany can meet its Kyoto commitment of a 21% cut in emissions by 2008-2012, the institute added, but only if it continues "rigorous implementation" of emission policies. Priorities for further action are household, transport and industrial emissions, it said. See DIW report.

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