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Swiss "must get flexible" over Kyoto target

Switzerland looks unlikely to meet its Kyoto protocol commitment of an 8% cut in greenhouse gases by 2008-12 and should "further develop emissions trading and other flexible mechanisms" as alternatives to domestic emission reductions, according to the International energy agency. In a review of Swiss energy policies, the Paris-based organisation also suggests that a long-threatened CO2 tax will have to be introduced. Options for the measure are already under consideration in Berne (EED 20/06/03). See IEA publication details.

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