Defra: Defra has published provisional 2007 estimates of UK greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the rules agreed internationally for reporting to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol and the European Union. They correspond to UK territorial emissions and do not take account of the emissions embedded within the manufactured goods and services which the UK imports. There is currently no internationally agreed method to take account of these so-called 'embedded emissions'.
Press release ~ UK Defra - e-Digest Environment Statistics, Climate Change ~ Digest of Environmental Statistics ~ National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) ~ AEA Energy & Environment ~ UK Greenhouse Gas Inventory ~ Government's Sustainable Development Strategy ~
EU ETS section of the Defra website ~ United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ~ Kyoto Protocol ~ Energy Trends - BERR
HA: The Highways Agency has published its annual Business Plan for 2008-09, setting out how it plans to create a more sustainable, reliable and safer strategic road network. Building on the successful trial of Active Traffic Management (ATM) on the M42, the Agency will extend hard-shoulder running on motorways around Birmingham, as well as introducing measures such as CCTV, queue detection systems and variable message signs on other parts of the network.
A fundamental part of the Agency's work between now and 2011 will be to develop & deliver pioneering solutions to manage trunk road journeys, whilst understanding & controlling their impacts on the environment.