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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Readers may recall that last year the Bishop of London Richard Chartres suggested that flying on holiday was a "symptom of sin" because the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Newspaper coverage of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report on climate change (LTT 15 Feb) has been strongly criticised by... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tom Bogdanowicz
It seems extraordinary that the Government is struggling to find solutions to growing CO2 emissions and motor traffic congestion while it accepts the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Steve Ward Travel planner University of the West of England
The Prime Minister believes that trying to bring about behaviour change in order to cut carbon dioxide emissions from the transport sector is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London's mayor, Ken Livingstone, has unveiled ambitious plans to reduce the capital's carbon dioxide emissions to 60% below 1990 levels by 2025,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
  The European Environment Agency has criticised the European Commission for placing less emphasis on managing travel demand. The EEA says last... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Last month the National Environment Research Council invited those sceptical of the science underpinning man's effect on the climate to challenge... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Climate change issues continued to feature strongly in the media in the run-up to and the immediate aftermath of the publication of the latest report... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The IPCC was set up in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organisation and the United Nations' environmental programme with a remit to assess on a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Policy-makers must not use concern about climate change as justification for CO2 reduction measures that are ineffective or poor value for money, the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
This month's report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change points the finger firmly at man-made carbon dioxide emissions for rising global... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington
George Monbiot recently wrote in The Guardian that every time someone dies as a result of floods in Bangladesh an airline executive should be dragged... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The mainstream print media's newfound obsession with the climate change impacts of aviation continued in the second half of January, with particular... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Many governments are exaggerating the benefits that encouraging modal switch from cars or planes to less carbon-intensive forms of transport will... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Tony Blair's choice of holiday destination may not seem to have the importance to rank alongside concerns of international terror, Iraq or education... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Peter Mackie
The Prime Minister's recent remarks on the prospects for travel demand management and John Spellar's assault on the concept of congestion charging... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Prime Minister found himself at the centre of a political storm last week after saying it was impractical to expect people to stop taking foreign... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The ongoing media debate about aviation's contribution to climate change was re-ignited in early January when environment minister Ian Pearson... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Tony Blair's fondness for holidays in faraway places has caused a stir amongst environmentalists and the media, who think he should holiday in Bognor... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The Government's decision to support the construction of a third runway at Heathrow Airport, as well as the expansion of several other airports, in... continue
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