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MPs urge Britain to abandon 2014 review of carbon budget

Posted on 08 October 2013

Britain should abandon plans to review its fourth carbon emissions budget next year, or at least promise not to weaken it, MPs said in a report on Tuesday. Britain has set legally binding targets for greenhouse gas emissions over four five-year periods to 2027, known as carbon budgets, which aim to put it on track towards cutting emissions by 80 percent by the middle of the century.
In 2011, the government set its fourth carbon budget to cover the period 2023 to 2027, which would require an emissions cut of 50 percent from 1990 levels. However, it said it would decide in 2014 whether the budget should be revised to reflect progress on cutting emissions in the European Union………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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