UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Britain and Europe need more ambitious carbon targets – Hughes

Press Release   •   Jan 11, 2010 10:36 GMT

“Only ambitious British and European targets will now give real leadership," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary.

Commenting on today’s Environmental Audit Committee report into carbon budgets, Simon Hughes said:

“It is clear that Britain now needs to aim for over 40% in reductions in emissions of green house gasses by 2020 if we are to be on a clear path to a low carbon economy.

“Only ambitious British and European targets will now give real leadership after the failures at the conference in Copenhagen.”