‘One planet’ pledge for Wales

December 20, 2008 • Daily Email Recap

I have just heard that John Holdren has been named by President-elect Obama as the head of the climate change task force for the new Administration. Along with Paul Ehrlich, John was one of the creators of the I=PAT formula (environmental Impact is a product of Population times Affluence times Technologies employed).

Many thanks to Eric Rimmer for this article from BBC News.

An ambitious plan to reduce the impact Wales has on the environment has been announced by the assembly government.

Environment Minister Jane Davidson committed Wales to becoming a “one planet nation”, using only its “fair share” of the world’s resources.

The targets include an 80%-90% cut in carbon-based energy and a move towards recycling or re-using all waste.

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