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Environmental Audit Committee: Carbon Budgets

ACE have submitted a written response to the Environmental Audit Committee Carbon Budgets inquiry (download Vol. I and Vol. II).

In summary:

  • The Intended budget should be adopted irrespective of a global deal on climate change being reached
  • ACE is concerned that the budgets will be legally binding except in “exceptional circumstances” – it is vital that all targets and budgets remain statutorily binding
  • All budgets need to take into account of the latest climate science and need to be constantly reviewed
  • Emissions from international aviation and shipping should be included in carbon budgets
  • All existing Government aims and aspirations need to be made mandatory
  • The Committee for Climate Change should set targets for the residential, commercial and public services sectors as well as for Combined Heat and Power, Microgeneration and renewable energy

Click here for the full response

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