Are we on target? Audit of UK Greenhouse Gas emissions to 2020: will current Government policies achieve significant reductions?

@inproceedings{Maslin2007AreWO,
  title={Are we on target? Audit of UK Greenhouse Gas emissions to 2020: will current Government policies achieve significant reductions?},
  author={Mark A Maslin and Patrick Austin and Alexander J Dickson and John Murlis and Matthew Owen and Virginia N. Panizzo},
  year={2007}
}
The UK Government has set targets to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by at least 12.5% by 2012 and 60% by 2050 compared with the baseline emissions of 1990. Compared with other countries these are very ambitious targets and provide international leadership in tackling global warming. It has also set policy aims to achieve significant cuts in GHG emissions by 2020. In the DEFRA Climate Change Review (2006) the policy projection was to achieve a cut in GHGs of ~20% by 2020. In the… CONTINUE READING