REDUCING EMISSIONS NOT ENOUGH: Says Environment Agency in tackling climate change. Could curbing food waste be the answer?
“Focusing efforts on reducing emissions will not be enough to stop the climate change emergency” that’s the warning from Environment Agency chief Sir James Bevan. The government has set a target of net zero emissions by 2030 here in the UK, but as Sir Bevan calls for “net zero plus” - will it be enough?
Sanjeev is from Friends of the Earth Birmingham - activists for climate and environmental projects - and says we should utilise the slower pace of life in the pandemic and take time to think big about climate change.
Last year, the UK government promised to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by more than two thirds (68%) of what they were in 1990 by 2030, as part of its Paris climate agreement commitments.
We’ll also be hosting the COP26 UN climate talks in Glasgow later this year, which could make a step change, with countries around the world expected to sign up to progressive emissions reduction targets.
But for now, should we be looking a little closer to home? Sustainability charity WRAP suggest a rise in what we’re throwing away could be having an impact on the planet...
And the figures are pretty shocking...
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