Azara Blog: So-called campaigners complain about EU carbon policy

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Date published: 2008/01/18

The BBC says:

Green groups have accused the European Union of planning for failure in global climate change negotiations.

Europe's leaders promised last year to cut greenhouse gases by 20% by the end of the next decade, or by 30% if other big polluters made similar efforts.

But a draft document seen by BBC News shows that the European Commission is asking member states to just plan for the lower figure for the time being.

Campaigners say the lower target could harm the EU's leadership on the issue.

A storm in a teacup. The so-called "campaigners" are people who have nothing better to do with their lives than complain about everything. So if the EU said they were aiming for 50% the "campaigners" would yell that instead we had to aim for 70%. This fixation with targets is not the way to move forward in any case. What we need is a global carbon tax. That way we don't need the EU to commit economic suicide with some random target just to please a bunch of "campaigners".

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