The EU's strategy to combat global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2005 will only be possible through a major public awareness campaign, warns the European Consultative Forum on Environment and Sustainable Development, reports news service ENDS Environment Daily. The public, which is "largely unaware and uninterested" in the issue, is the "major and most difficult stakeholder" in the debate and little has been done to inform this group, the advisory body says. Under the Kyoto agreement, the 15 EU members have agreed to reduce their collective emissions by 8% from 1990 levels by 2008-2012.
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