An Act of destruction?
It's just a whisper, and there's nothing concrete, but ... at the two-day roundtable on Climate Change Litigation, Policy and Mobilization in London on 26-27 April, a couple of NGO representatives voiced concern about the security of the Climate Change Act.
The legislation is a world-leader. It says it's the Government's duty to ensure that the net UK carbon account for all six Kyoto greenhouse gases for the year 2050 is at least 80 per cent lower than the 1990 baseline.
Some Conservative MPs don't like it.
"There's nothing definite," one NGO activist at the London meeting told me (Chatham House rules means no-one is quotable by name) "but there's a feeling growing that by a small change in policy here and a little change there, and making it impossible to meet the targets in the Act, it might amount to the death of the Act by a thousand cuts."blog comments powered by Disqus