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New labour and the environment : too little too late.

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posted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by Reece WaltersReece Walters
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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Lessons for the Coalition : an End of Term Report on New Labour and Criminal Justice

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34 - 38

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Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

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BN.1 Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin

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Adrianna Silvestri

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