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Huhne welcomes business support for 30% emissions cut

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Company Name Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
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Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has today welcomed the call from over 70 European companies for the European Union to increase its climate ambition and move to a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2020 from 1990 levels.

Chris Huhne said:

“More and more businesses now realise that Europe’s future prosperity lies in a low carbon economy.

“There is a danger that the current lack of resolve from the EU will put a brake on the growth aspirations of some of Europe’s biggest firms.

“Backing from major corporations such as Ikea, Coca Cola and M&S will put greater pressure on the EU to raise its emissions reduction target to 30% and to establish clear incentives for low carbon growth as soon as possible.”

The declaration signed up by European companies can be found on the WWF website

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