Finland’s greenhouse gas emissions down 10%

Greenhouse gas emissions fell by more than 10% in Finland last year, according to the latest official figures from Statistics Finland. Total emissions in 2008 amounted to 70.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, 1.2% below Finland’s Kyoto target.

Emissions from the energy sector fell 21% compared with 2007, due to an increased proportion of hydropower generation and recession-induced slowdowns in Finland’s energy-intensive paper and metal industries. Emissions from transport also fell by 4%.

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