The 60% Challenge
13 Dec 2005
Everyone in the industrialised world is invited to take up challenge to cut their CO2 emissions by 60%. On average, each person in the UK is responsible for about nine tonnes of carbon dioxide each year – enough to fill about five hot air balloons.
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Asgovernments debate what to do about climate change, the CommunityCarbon Reduction Project, CRed, is taking up the challenge to cutcarbon emissions in the UK, America and Japan.
“Each of us inthe UK produces about nine tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) each yearthrough energy consumption in the home, at work and transport, that’senough to fill about five hot air balloons!” says CRed DirectorProfessor Trevor Davies.
“The 60% Challenge is to reduce the number of hot air balloons of CO2 we produce from five to two by 2025.”
CRed,based at the School of Environmental Sciences at Norwich University,invites everyone to join them in Local Action for a Global Challenge.
Contact: Cred, Low Carbon Innovation Centre,
School of Environmental Sciences,
Norwich NR4 7TJ
Tel: 01603 592838
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