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Interview: Issue 507 14 Nov 2008

Will tide turn on green transport as global effort to cut CO2 cools?

Just as the UK toughens up its Climate Change Bill targets, cracks are emerging in the global effort to cut CO2 emissions. Andrew Forster spoke to climate policy analyst Benny Peiser about the ‘big picture’ debate that could colour transport policy here

By Andrew Forster

Green pressure groups and opposition MPs may have welcomed the Government’s toughening up of the Climate Change Bill’s emissions reduction targets but for Benny Peiser it merely illustrates that Britain’s politicians have no grasp of reality when it comes to cutting emissions.   

“The political class of Britain is in denial. They just don’t see or they don’t want to see that they are on their own now. No other country is following. It’s...

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