CO2 emissions lower than estimated

Some experts are suggesting that instead of overshooting its target to stabilise CO2 emissions at 1990 levels in 2000 by 2.5%, the EU could reach it, reports ENDS Environment Daily. A "senior European Commission official," Jürgen Henningsen, said publicly on October 1: "All the indications are that carbon emissions will be significantly lower than previously estimated," according to ENDS. Henningsen apparently bases his claim on new figures supplied by member countries which indicate that Germany and the UK will have reduced their emissions by 12% and 6% respectively by 2000 and that France and Spain are doing better than expected.

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