European Union making deeper emission cuts than promised

Source: European Commission

The European Union is ahead of schedule in its promise to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2012. The Commission’s annual report shows that the 25 member states with reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol will meet their commitments. “The European Union not only signed the Kyoto Protocol, we not only pledged under Kyoto. The facts show that the world can count on the European Union; what we pledge we also deliver. In this case we are actually heading to overachieving”, said Commissioner Hedegaard.