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Germany: Greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 8.4 percent in 2009

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The economic crisis leads to the biggest emission reduction since the formation of the Federal Republic of Germany. The total of all greenhouse gas emissions in Germany was decreased by about 80 million tons (minus 8.4 percent) according to the first evaluation by the Federal Bureau of the Environment. In comparison to 1990, Germany has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 28.7 percent by the end of 2009. Especially in the industry sector and the manufactoring sector the emissions have been reduced by 20 percent.