The following posts all link to my original climate change web pages. I put these together around 2010 – when we were all thinking about the Copenhagen Climate Summit, and a lot of groups were talking about ‘tipping points’. It was an emergency then! Whilst things have moved on, there are still important points in my discussion…notably the influence of the UK as a potential global leader if we can cut our emissions rapidly.
To reduce (i.e. mitigate) the more serious consequences of Climate Change, we must reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases. The UK has an important role in influencing / leading the world by following our emissions reduction targets. This section aims to show what these targets are, where the challenges are and how well we are doing. I start by looking at UK emission targets in detail. I then move on to discuss the outcome of the Copenhagen summit, and what is meant by the targets they discussed.