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EU Closes in on Unilateral Climate Gas Reduction

1:19 PM MDT | August 6, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

European Union (EU) environment ministers have agreed to plans announced recently by the European Commission to cut EU greenhouse gas emissions by “at least 20%” by 2020, compared with 1990 levels, even if other industrialized countries such as the U.S. do not take similar measures (CW, Jan. 17, p. 5). Ministers agreed to cut EU emissions 30% if other industrialized countries follow suit. The agreement is currently nonbinding and requires EU heads of government to endorse it at a summit meeting scheduled for March. Precise details of how the...

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