Day: 1 September 2003
Noel Morrin has worked at the cutting edge of environmental management for over 10 years - first with ICI, then as director of Business in the Environment, where he developed the BiE Index. He is now international environment director of cement manufacturer RMC. Rob Bell asked him about his management strategy for the multinational company
CRed – the low-carbon revolution
by Dr Simon Gerrard, Project Manager, The Community Carbon Reduction Project
Nearly all of the articles published on climate change paint a picture of impending doom: floods, droughts, severe storms, hurricane force winds, heat waves and so on. Although such extreme events are possible outcomes of climate change, they are by no means inevitable. For this generation, the opportunity still exists to stabilise the climate and thus reduce the impacts of severe weather events. Climate scientists acknowledge that to stabilise climate change requires a significant reduction of carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere. The Government’s recent Energy White Paper sets out a target for a 60% reduction by 2050 – the ‘60% Challenge’.
New international partnership – the REEEP – to help deliver success on climate change
by Dr. Denis MacShane, British Foreign Office Minister
No one should doubt the UK government’s commitment to taking action against climate change. Our intention to put the UK on a path to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 60% by 2050 - with real progress by 2020 – is well known. Within the UK we are undertaking a series of bold measures – some of which are outlined by the Carbon Trust’s Tom Delay in this edie report – to ensure the transition to a low carbon economy.
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