UK should tighten budgets

January 2014
ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Jan2014, Issue 467, p8
The article looks at a recommendation of Great Britain's Committee on Climate Change (CCC) that the British government should tighten carbon budgets instead of weakening them. The committee claims that aiming to cut carbon in the 2020s is more cost effective than the current plan. It is said that despite the revised assumptions of CCC on the uptake and effectiveness, Great Britain would make a 56% cut in emissions in 2025.


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