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Climate change action damned again

06.08.2007
The government’s policy on tackling climate change is too myopic to be effective, the RSPB is warning today after the publication of another damning Westminster report.

The cross-party Joint Scrutiny Committee is the third parliamentary committee to say aviation must be included in climate change planning, together with shipping which has escaped restraints so far.

Martin Harper, the RSPB’s Head of Sustainable Development, said: “Climate change legislation must target 80 per cent,not 60 per cent cuts to help stop temperatures rising too high too quickly.

“The uncontrolled expansion of airports is a product of the government’s myopic policy and has to stop. Ministers must include aviation emissions in legally binding greenhouse gas targets. And BAA and the rest of the air travel industry must stop trying to bulldoze the camp at Heathrow and other public outcries about climate change and instead come to the table and talk about how they can cut their emissions.”

Cath Harris | alfa
Further information:
http://www.rspb.org.uk

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