Brown: taxation not the answer to tackling global warming

Despite being heavily criticised for increasing the air passenger duty,
chancellor Gordon Brown has said that taxation is not the best way to tackle
global warming.

Rather, he said, the best way to change people’s behaviour was through
education and incentives.

Brown set out his thinking in a major speech on the environment just months
before he is expected to take over from Tony Blair and a little over a week
before his annual budget.

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