Danes "could exceed Kyoto targets by 45%"

A report published beside Denmark's new climate strategy last week explains the calculations behind the government's decision to rely on the Kyoto protocol's three flexible mechanisms for meeting its obligations (EED 27/02/03). Without the option of buying up carbon emissions quotas and credits abroad, the environmental protection agency suggests, Denmark would exceed its target for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 45%. Average emissions between 2008-12 are expected to be 80m tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, compared with Denmark's target of 55m tonnes. See the report.

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