13 Oct '16, 7am

UK-GBC responds to reports from Committee on Climate Change

Contact: Alex Smith, Communications Officer, 07565 954 058 The Committee’s findings highlight that “current policy in the UK is not enough to deliver the existing carbon budgets that Parliament has set” and “current policies would at best deliver around half of the emissions reductions required to 2030”. They call for a number of robust actions from Government across policy areas. In buildings specifically, they call for the use of standards, incentives and training to drive the necessary emissions reductions. Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive of UK-GBC, said: “At a time when the Government is dragging its heels in ratifying the Paris Agreement, these reports from the Committee on Climate Change present a bleak picture of where we are with our current emissions reduction policies. They highlight an urgent need for us to do more to plug our current policy gap. We strongly ec...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/news/uk-gbc-responds-reports-committ...

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