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Icelandic Minister Talks Climate in Copenhagen

Minister for the Environment Svandís Svavarsdóttir held a speech in the large conference hall at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen late last night, confirming Iceland’s agreement with the EU on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

The agreement includes that special provisions will no longer apply to Iceland in climate change issues. The country will, along with the European Union, work towards reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases by at least 20 percent by 2020, Fréttabladid reports.

“Iceland believes that the warming of the earth’s climate must be kept below 2°C,” the minister said in her speech. “The emissions of greenhouse gases will peak shortly and then be reduced,” she added.

Click here to read more about the agreement between Iceland and the EU on climate change.

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