Will the World's Leaders Continue to Fail to Avert Climate Change?

Will the World's Leaders Continue to Fail to Avert Climate Change?

He refused to take ultimate responsibility and show leadership on climate change as a cross-cutting topic because, he said, "there are many cross-cutting topics and I can't take responsibility for all of them. I leave climate change for others." He refused to set statutory targets for carbon reductions on the basis that the government does not have control over transport and energy spending. On the question of the M4 relief road he trotted out the line that cars in traffic jams will emit more greenhouse gases than having them freely moving. Yet, as Paul Pearson pointed out that evening, the consultancy document on the project never even calculated the total comparative carbon budgets for the options under consideration. On the question of why building regulations for the energy efficiency of new homes are being watered down, he said it was because Wales needed more new hou...

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