UK proposes Fourth Carbon Budget, Emissions to be cut by 50% from 1990 levels by 2025, 17 May  The proposal is in line with advice from the independent Committee on Climate Change.
Environmental campaigners angry as green laws labelled as red tape, 17 April 
2010, UK net emissions of carbon dioxide provisionally estimated to be 491.7 million tonnes (Mt). This is 3.8 per cent higher than the 2009 figure of 473.7 Mt. 31 March. “Climate-changing pollution should be falling, not going up – so what these figures show is that the UK is moving in the wrong direction. Politicians can’t blame it on the beginnings of the economic recovery because whilst the economy has grown slowly, carbon emissions have grown faster." Dr. Doug Parr, chief scientist for Greenpeace  "Three-quarters of the public want the government to prioritise investments into energy saving and renewable power - it's time to end the UK's dirty and dangerous addiction to old energy and invest in a brighter, cleaner future." Andy Atkins, Friends of the Earth 
Agreement reached setting out how local and central government will work together to tackle climate change. "LG Group agrees to take on a leadership role in encouraging all councils to demonstrate their ambition on climate change through a New Nottingham Declaration and other appropriate agreements or declarations." 16 Mar  topic
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