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An Evaluation Of The UK Programme For CO2 Reduction

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR950552

Volume

10

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

862 kb

Author(s)

J.M. Buchdahl, J.W.S. Longhurst & E.J. Rowe

Abstract

An evaluation of the UK programme for CO; reduction J.M. Buchdahl, J.W.S. Longhurst, EJ. Rowe Atmospheric Research and Information Centre, Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester, Ml 5GD, UK Abstract This paper is primarily concerned with an evaluation of the UK national programme for carbon dioxide (COj emission reduction, in the context of the Framework Convention on Climate Change. It will assess whether the precautionary approach, as it stands, fully meets the objective of the FCCC (Article 2) [1], in the light of current scientific evidence. It will examine the approach of one developed economy, the UK, in developing its national programme and examine the major issues which may affect the attainment of emissions abatement targets. The Greenhouse Problem There is no doubt that the Earth is warming. During the last century, global temperatures have risen by about 0.5°C. Many of the

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