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.
This section looks at UK targets: what they are and how we are going to meet them.
The bigger picture
How might current UK targets influence China and the rest of the World? Are they strong enough?
Moving on from UK targets, and the hopes that we can persuade the rest of the world to set strong targets too: this section looks at the real state of global emissions, and the developing international agreements.