``The Kyoto Protocol is an urgently needed first step on a long path to reach climate stability,'' said Germany's Environment Minister Juergen Trittin in an e-mailed statement today. Germany, whose target set by Kyoto is an 8 percent emissions cut, has set itself a national target of reducing greenhouse gases by 21 percent by 2012, the highest reduction target of all industrialized nations. It has already cut emissions by about 18 percent from 1990 levels.It's good to see that somebody is taking the lead in these matters. I guess the moral highground no longer interests the US.
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