NGOs attack "fake" Dutch climate cooperation

Environmental groups have slammed yesterday's approval by the Dutch government of support for 18 greenhouse gas reduction projects in developing countries. The projects are "overwhelmingly ones that would have happened anyway" and so will simply "generate paper credits that allow the Netherlands to continue polluting", said Climate action network Europe. Jason Anderson of the lobby group described the Dutch decision to rely on "non-additional" clean development mechanism (CDM) projects as "cynical and dishonest". See press release.

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