German CO2 emissions up again in 2003

German carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose by an unadjusted 0.4% in 2003, according to economic think-tank DIW, to reach 15% below their 1990 level. But the organisation suggested that, with the introduction of industrial CO2 emissions trading, Germany could still meet its Kyoto protocol goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions 21% from 1990 to the period around 2010. Repeating earlier warnings, DIW stressed that the government's unilateral goal of cutting CO2 emissions 25% from 1990 levels by 2005 now looked completely out of reach (EED 20/02/03). See press release.

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