Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Letter from The Climate Change Committee to Ed Milliband

Lord Turner of the Climate Change Committee has just written to Ed Milliband of the newly formed Department for Energy and Climate Change. This letter--reccomending 80% cuts in emissions by 2050 along with inclusion of international aviation and shipping--has made waves in the news.

Read the letter: (PDF)

This bit on aviation and shipping is interesting:

"The 80% target should apply to the sum of all sectors of the UK economy, including international aviation and shipping. To the extent that international aviation and shipping emissions are not reduced by 80%, either these sectors would have to purchase credits, or more effort would have to be made in other sectors. We therefore recommend that the emissions reduction target for those sectors covered by the Climate Change Bill should be at least 80%."

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