MPs want incentives to address climate change
Environmental Audit Committee puts green issues to Gordon Brown
MPs from the cross-party
Audit Committee have written a letter to
Brown requesting that he introduce financial incentives for those companies
that reduce greenhouse gas
emissions and bring in penalties for those who do not.
This is in response to claims that the Treasury is not doing enough to tackle
the threat of climate change and comes just days before Brown’s pre-Budget
speech on Wednesday.
A study by economist Sir Nicholas Stern’s earlier this year suggested that
global warming could shrink the global economy by 20%.
According to the BBC, the committee, wants Britain to take international
leadership on this issue in order to set an example to other countries, such as
India and China, on cutting greenhouse emissions.