Transform Magazine January 2012
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2012: What lies ahead
Environment secretary Caroline Spelman and EU comissioner Janez Potocnik join policymakers, regulators and business leaders in sharing their priorities for 2012
Following Canda's withdrawl from the Kyoto Protocol, Paul Suff wonders whether environmental considerations will ever be able to trump political motivations
World's big emitters commit to developing Kyoto Protocol successor, but binding targets are unlikely before 2020
Industry must cut emissions by up to 70% against 2009 levels if the UK is to meet its 2050 carbon-reduction targets, according to the government's first carbon plan.
European Commission roadmap plans to almost completely decarbonise energy generation to achieve 80% emissions cuts by 2050.
The Environment Agency (EA) and Natural England will have to promote the government's view of sustainable development under plans to implement the Penfold Review.
Some of Europe's largest businesses have called on politicians to underpin the price of EU emission trading scheme (ETS) allowances after the cost of permits plunged by almost 50% in 2011.
Policymakers and business leaders need to recognise that resource efficiency makes both business and environmental sense, and will be key to the UK's future economy, says a new report from the CBI.
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