Estonia’s auditors slam national climate policy

The Estonian government has failed to make climate policy a priority and is resting on the laurels of “easy” emissions cuts achieved after the collapse of the Soviet economy, the Estonian National Audit Office (NAO) has claimed.

Estonia delivered its share of the EU’s Kyoto target – minus 8% by 2008-12 against 1990 levels – as early as 2008, the NAO states. But “the Estonian economy is still very rich in carbon: one of the biggest pollutants in Europe per capita,” it says in a statement.

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