UK leads objections to new agreement on SO2

Negotiations on an international agreement to curb sulphur dioxide emissions into the next century made limited progress in September. Although the environmental objectives of the pact have been agreed, several countries proved reluctant to accept emission reduction targets for the end of the century which will need to be met if those objectives are to be achieved. Standing out from them all was the UK, which is now on course to regain its tag as the "dirty man of Europe".

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