Official UK Government climate advisers call for curbs on aviation emissions
Global aviation emissions should be capped as part of international efforts to tackle global warming, the UK government`s official climate change advisor recommended this week, ahead of crucial international climate negotiations in Copenhagen.
In a letter to Transport Secretary Lord Adonis and Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband, the Committee on Climate Change said that developed nations such as Britain must take a lead in making significant reductions in aviation emissions `ensuring that these are no higher - and possibly lower - than 2005 levels in the period to 2050.` Emissions ...
Incoming Japanese PM raises emissions targets to 25 per cent
Japan`s prime minister-elect Yukio Hatoyama appears to have heeded international calls and has revised his country`s greenhouse gas emission targets upwards to a 25 per cent cut from 1990 levels by 2020.
According to reports from Reuters, while the targets are more aggressive, Hatoyama emphasised that they were dependent on other major nations agreeing similarly stringent aims.
`We can`t stop climate change just with our country setting an emissions target,` said Hatoyama. `We will also aim to create a fair and effective international framework by all major countries in the world.`
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