A Dutch Treat for the Global Climate

Greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands fell by around 2 percent in 2005 from a year earlier and were at approximately the same level they were in 1990.  “It's a good thing, but they (the Dutch) still have a way to go in order to meet their targets under Kyoto,” said Joris Thijssen of Greenpeace, referring to the international treaty under which the Netherlands agreed to reduce its emissions to 5 percent below 1990 levels by 2010.