Local councils fail to set emissions targets
Less than a third of local authorities in England have medium to long-term targets to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in their area, according to Friends of the Earth.A survey of all of England’s council’s, conducted by the environment group, has revealed that just 28% of the 354 councils have targets to cut emissions between 2015–2035 and only a quarter confirm th
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