#2: Government Response

August 28, 2003
by phil
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How is the UK government responding to climate change? Does it have an effective programme for reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Is it doing enough to avert disaster? We ask Professor Paul Ekins, Head of the Environment Group at the Policy Studies Institute, adviser to parliament’s Energy Audit Select Committee, and Member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution.

BBC2’s Newsnight reported in July last year that for every tonne of carbon the UK had saved at home, 3 tonnes of carbon had been produced abroad. We ask Anita Goldsmith of Greenpeace about the government’s funding of coal-fired power stations overseas.

We also speak to Steve Waller who ran a pilot programme for local councils developing strategies to deal with climate change.

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