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Italy reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 6% in 2013 vs 2012

Nation draws closer to 2020 EU sustainable energy objectives

13 February, 20:04
Italy reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 6% in 2013 vs 2012 (ANSA) - Rome, February 13 - Italy, the eurozone's third-largest economy, managed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions emissions by 6% in 2013 compared to the earlier year, reaching closer towards the 2020 sustainable energy objectives set by the European Union for its member states, according to a new reported released on Thursday by the "Fondazione per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile" (Foundation for Sustainable Development).

The improvements in the environmental outlook for Italy will likely spur the nation to request the 20103 targets for the nation to be hiked, the 'Dossier clima 2014' report said. The report was issued ahead of the upcoming celebration of the Kyoto Protocol on February 16.

The improvements in carbon dioxide emissions are tied on the one hand to the economic crisis which is curbing consumption and on the other hand to the reduction in the use of fossil fuels as energy sources.

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