The New Green Agenda – Politics running ahead of Policies

Recent weeks have seen an outburst of target-setting on climate change, most recently in the UK Government’s new climate change strategy. But experience shows that governments’ track record of delivery in this area is very poor – nearly all climate change targets have been missed. In this Comment, Malcolm Keay suggests that to make targets binding and subject to independent monitoring when there is no effective means of delivery, as the UK is proposing, could prove very damaging.

By: Malcolm Keay

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