Anglo-German climate gas cuts "not by chance"

Trittin launches new attack on USA after study shows less than half of progress since 1990 due to luck

German environment minister Jürgen Trittin today attacked American opposition to the Kyoto protocol yet again after an Anglo-German study suggested that, in both countries, deliberate actions had yielded over half of observed greenhouse gas emission cuts since 1990. The new figures proved that European progress on cutting emissions was not just down to luck, as the USA suggested, said the minister.

Released as global climate talks get underway in Bonn, Mr Trittin's statement and the research behind it are clearly aimed at influencing the ongoing propaganda war between the EU and the USA over Kyoto.

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