PM’s Greenhouse Gas Goal Debated

The Prime Minister has been harshly criticized.
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson promised a 40 percent reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit Saturday, but has since been harshly criticized by the Icelandic Environment Association for lack of honesty, according to Iceland Review.

The Icelandic Environment Association points out that while declaring a 40 percent reduction in emissions at the UN Summit, Sigmundur’s government is facilitating and subsidizing the construction of three silicon metal production plants, which collectively will emit over a million tons of carbon dioxide.