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20 May 2011 10:05:08

Carbon budget 'not bold enough'



Carbon budget 'not bold enough'
The government should have been bolder with its fourth carbon budget it if it hopes to influence the behaviour of other nations, according to the Campaign on Climate Change.

Phil Thornhill, a spokesperson for the campaign, described provisions to change the UK's target in line with the rest of Europe as looking "very much like a get out clause".

The UK became the only country in the world to set CO2 reduction targets past 2020 when it released the document earlier in the week.

However, it stressed if in 2014 the government feels the country is on a different path to the rest of the continent, it would "as appropriate, revise up our budget to align it with the actual EU trajectory".

"It is a very crucial consideration, not only measuring what the government does in terms of what is its fair share in reducing global emissions according to the most credible science, but also about how we influence other people around the world," Mr Thornhill said.

He added that for this to happen, the government must be willing to "stick its neck out", explaining if the UK is to influence India and China in particular then it must be willing to lead by example.  ADNFCR-1235-ID-800550785-ADNFCR


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