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The UK’s Climate Change Act, once the envy of the world, faces a stress test

By Rebecca Willis, Professor in Energy and Climate Governance, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University
The Scottish government’s decision to row back on its 2030 climate pledge illustrates the crux of any target: it’s easy to set one with a big political flourish, but harder to follow through with a careful plan to achieve it.

Does that mean that targets for reducing the emissions of greenhouse gas driving climate change are worthless? Not necessarily. There are two types of climate target: the empty promise and the calculated…The Conversation

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