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Ireland fourth worst country in fighting carbon emissions

Published 29/10/2006

Ireland has fallen well behind its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, according to new figures released by the European Commission.

They indicate Ireland will be almost 16% off the target set for reducing its carbon emissions by 2010.

The Kyoto agreement stated that Ireland has to reduce carbon emissions to 13% by 2010.

Only three other EU member states - Spain, Portugal and Greece - are ranked lower on the table.

The Commission said countries that are falling behind their targets urgently need to undertake new measures to address the problem.

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