Only Sweden and Britain Meet Kyoto

A new study predicts that Britain and Sweden are the only countries  in Europe that look set to meet their commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol.

Of the 15 European countries signed up to the international pact, 10 would miss their targets unless they took urgent action, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research, Britain’s leading progressive think-tank.

Kyoto sets legally binding targets for developed countries to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases blamed for global warming by 2012.