New labour and the environment : too little too late.

Walters, Reece (2011) New labour and the environment : too little too late. In Silvestri, Adrianna (Ed.) Lessons for the Coalition : an End of Term Report on New Labour and Criminal Justice. Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, London, pp. 34-38.

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New Labour and the environment: too little too late – symbolic success but real failure

Achievements: Introduction of the Climate Change Act 2008, Low Carbon Transition Plan, the creation of the Department of Energy and Climate Change, establishment of several ‘green’ quangos and Green Investment Bank, Warm Front Scheme, international leadership on Kyoto and the European Directive for Landfill and Renewable Energy.

Disappointments: Increased green house gas emissions that failto meet domestic UK targets, let alone Kyoto; significant increasesin energy and transport emissions; EU air pollution violations; failure to regulate the importation of illegally logged timber and wildlife; increase in chemical agriculture; unwillingness to tackle corporate environmental crime; road expansions and runway projects at the expense of low emission alternative public transport. Biggest broken promises: Global warming, low carbon transport; protection of biodiversity.

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ID Code: 62170
Item Type: Book Chapter
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ISBN: 9781906003296
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 29 Aug 2013 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2013 23:48

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