Danish sustainability "on the right track"

Updated sustainability indicators for 2004 show that Denmark is by and large "on the right track", the environment ministry said on Tuesday. In particular, energy consumption is growing at a slower rate than economic growth and the number of companies operating certified environmental management schemes in increasing, the statement continued. On the minus side, the transport sector accounted for a growing share of national carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Environment minister Connie Hedegaard said the government would consider a "revenue-neutral adjustment to vehicle registration tax ... [as] an incentive to choose eco-friendly cars". See press release.

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