Tag Archive for 'Carbon budget'

UK Committee on Climate Change suggests UK’s share of shipping emissions should be included in climate targets

November 4th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

The UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says that the UK’s share of international shipping could account for up to 11% of total emissions permitted under the Climate Change Act by 2050 (i.e. 18 Mt CO2 of total 160 Mt CO2). Given that international shipping emissions are likely to be material, and to have implications […]

Friends of the Earth explains UK carbon budgets

May 17th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Under the Climate Change Act 2008 a legally binding target was set to reduce the UK’s emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to at least 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. Friends of the Earth led the successful campaign for the Climate Change Act. To ensure this target is met, a series of carbon budgets have […]