Debate 35 - Carbon Targets#3: Living within 20%

Monday, May 5th, 2008 | Debates

What is the built environment’s carbon ration plan for the UK?

This is the last in a series of three linked debates. In the first debate we looked at what is needed to achieve a zero-carbon home. Then we considered how binding national carbon reduction targets could be made up of a series of sector reduction targets that were intentionally designed to achieve only 80% of what is possible.

Carbon Targets #3

Carbon Targets #3

In this debate, we look to extend that logic and ask: in a future world where we have only 20% of our present fossil fuels, what do we spend them on?

What is the built environment’s view of the parts of the economy that we will not be able to supply with renewable energy quickly enough, or fully enough, that warrant us reserving our meagre oil ration to keep going?

Will it mean some sectors going to the wall and, if so, what is the plan for living without them?

Speaker 1: Charlie Leadbeater

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