Danish government defends green record

Denmark's right-wing government has issued a 4000-word review of its environmental record since 2001. "Examples of goals and results" sets out scores of new policies and measures covering everything from greenhouse gases and chemicals to habitat protection and rights of access. Unlike its predecessors, it argues, this administration aims to ensure that measures are as cost-effective as possible and that "looking after nature and the environment should pay". Its market-led approach has led to opposition charges that the government is waging "virtual terrorism against Danish nature" (EED 07/08/03). See press release.

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