EEA: Denmark, Italy must step up climate efforts

Denmark and Italy must achieve further CO2 cuts in sectors outside the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS) or buy more carbon credits because they are not on track to meet their Kyoto targets, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Tuesday.

The recommendation is based on an analysis of EU-15 emissions in 2008. Estimates for 2009 show that Denmark and Italy were still lagging behind that year. Austria, which was the worst performer in last year's EEA report, remained off track in 2008.

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