Jeremy Paxman has accused the BBC of hypocrisy over climate change, saying it takes a "high moral tone" in its reporting of the issue while at the same time pursuing environmentally irresponsible policies. Paxman said the BBC urgently needs a coherent organisation-wide green policy, covering everything from overseas travel for programme-makers to recycling and making corporation buildings more environmentally friendly. The outspoken Newsnight presenter also called for the BBC to commit to environmentally friendly policies including reducing its carbon emissions by at least 3% annually for the next 10 years, minimising air travel by staff, and offsetting the carbon cost of all unavoidable journeys.