Greenhouse gas target will be missed
THE Welsh Government will miss its own targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a National Assembly committee has concluded.
The Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee examined the issue in its firstever climate change an- nual report.
In its Climate Change Strategy published in 2010, the Welsh Government set out its target of reducing greenhouse gases in Wales by 3% year on year and at least a 40% reduction by 2020.
The committee was given three reasons for the failure – the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme, the economic make-up of Wales and weather patterns.
But members concluded these variables should have been taken into account when the policies were developed and targets set.