If current trends continue Switzerland will exceed its Kyoto target of 48.6 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year in the period 2008-12 by 0.8Mt, according to estimates released by Swiss environment agency BAFU on Friday.
This is due to the good health of the Swiss economy, with is predicted to grow by 2.7% in 2010 instead of -0.4% as previously anticipated. This follows better than expected figures for 2009, with a 1.4% decline instead of a -2.8% forecast.
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