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The Burning Question: Is the UK on Course for a Low Carbon Economy

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The Burning Question: Is the UK on Course for a Low Carbon Economy. The government has a target to cut carbon emissions by twenty per cent by 2010 and by sixty per cent by 2050 in its Climate Change Programme. But carbon emissions have risen and, if things don?t change radically, the government will miss its target. This report critically examines the government?s targets and assesses the specific policies to increase energy efficiency and cut emissions. Catherine Mitchell and Bridget Woodman offer an overview of the issues that the government must address and recommend practical policies to put the Climate Change Programme back on course.

 

By Institute for Public Policy Research, UK.

Environment Policy Resource.


Sustainability and Social Justice

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Sustainability and Social Justice. There are powerful synergies between sustainable development and social justice at the community level, nationally and in the international arena. Clean, green and attractive neighbourhoods foster safe and strong communities, and improve the quality of life. This book covers six key areas for a sustainable future: energy, transport, international climate change, waste, sustainable communities and sustainable agriculture. Edited by Julie Foley.

 

By Institute for Public Policy Research, UK.

Environment Policy Resource.


From Fossil to Future Fuels

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From Fossil to Future Fuels. How to push forward the gradual but critically important switch from ?fossil fuels' to ?future fuels' was the topic of the fifth British?German Environment Forum, which met in Berlin in February 2004. The 60 participants represented the spectrum of activity in sustainable energy in both countries: politics and policy-making (at local, national and European levels), technological and commercial development, and research, reporting and campaigning. Three main challenges were debated: how to reduce dependence on imports of fossil fuels; how to promote a more rapid take-up of sustainable and energy-efficient practices and technologies and how Germany and the UK can more effectively pursue common aims within the international energy system.

 

By Anglo-German Foundation, Germany, UK.

Environment Policy Resource.


Understandings of Environmental Risk in Two Industrial Towns: A Comparative Study in Grangemouth

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Understandings of Environmental Risk in Two Industrial Towns: A Comparative Study in Grangemouth and Ludwigshafen. The importance we attach to ?risk? in our daily lives has changed greatly over the past two decades across Europe. Government and public negotiate risk concerns as never before in the policy process. Yet we still know little about the varying ways people actually live with different environmental risks in different countries. This project takes an anthropological approach, using intensive fieldwork to examine attitudes and values in two industrial towns: Grangemouth (Scotland) and Ludwigshafen (Germany). It explores the contrasts and similarities in the ways that people deal with risk in two towns built around substantial petroleum and chemical industries, each undergoing rapid change. By Peter Phillimore, Birgitt Hoeldke, Suzanne Moffatt, Tanja Pless-Mulloli, Patricia Bell, Achim Schlueter.

 

By Anglo-German Foundation, UK.

Environment Policy Resource.