Lib Dem pressure succeeds as European countries push for tougher action on global warming

Britain, France and Germany have joined forces this week to call for a major toughening of the EU’s target for greenhouse gasses. They have called for the current target of a 20% cut by 2020 to be increased to 30%.

In a statement they also played up the potential economic benefits of the move, “If we stick to a 20 per cent cut, Europe is likely to lose the race to compete in a low-carbon world to countries such as China, Japan or the US, all of which are looking to create a more attractive environment for low-carbon investment.”

As the Financial Times puts it, “the UK’s Liberal Democrat party scored a coup when the ruling coalition of which they are a part backed the change.”

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3 Comments

  • Paul McKeown 15th Jul '10 - 9:58pm

    Fantastic news. Well done the lads and lasses at Westminster with yellow rosettes!

  • Yes, great – a first step to “the greenest government”.

  • This just wouldnt have happened under 100% Labour or Tory Governments. Unfortunately the environmental crisis cant wait for a 100% Lib Dem Government – so well done & keep up the pressure!

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