Britain’s Progress On Climate Change Is Stalling, Say CCC


By Paul Homewood

When reality and fantasy collide:


LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s progress in tackling climate change is stalling and new strategies and policies are needed to ensure ambitious greenhouse gas emissions cuts continue, the government’s climate advisers said in a report on Thursday.

Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions are around 42 percent lower than in 1990, which is around half way towards the government’s legally binding target to slash them by 80 percent by 2050 from 1990 levels, the Committee on Climate Change report said.

The progress so far has been achieved even though gross domestic product has risen by more than 65 percent since 1990.

However, most of the emissions reductions have occurred in the power and waste sectors. Emissions in the transport and building sectors are rising and infrastructure remains vulnerable to severe weather.

“The good news is we have got half way. But the way we have…

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