World 'must go further to tackle climate change

25 Jun 2010
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Sky A delegate at the upcoming European Future Energy Forum has urged the EU to agree on higher targets for cutting carbon emissions.

Member states are currently aiming to reduce their carbon output by 20 per cent on 1990 levels by 2020.

However, the British energy secretary Chris Huhne believes the EU should instead aim to implement a 30 per cent cut in emissions, Fresh Business Thinking reports.

"Climate change is the greatest threat to our common future," he commented.

"We must now go further and faster to turn climate change targets into real action."

Mr Huhne said introducing a carbon floor price in Britain would also form part of its efforts to reduce emissions.

He stated that a "meaningful" carbon price would help drive the deployment of renewable energy technology and make the country's future energy supplies more secure.

This comes after Mr Huhne said adopting a 30 per cent target would be achievable and economically beneficial for Europe.
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