UK warned on scale of climate challenge

Large chunks of Britain's economy must become carbon neutral if the country is to achieve a 60% cut in carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 while allowing for growth in aviation, experts said on Tuesday. Governments' failure to count aviation and shipping emissions towards targets has led to serious underestimates of real emissions or required counter-measures, said the Tyndall centre on climate change. Responding to the report, environmental groups attacked the government for not introducing taxes on aviation fuel. Environment minister Elliot Morley questioned the Tyndall centre's projections for aviation growth. See the report.

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