CBI creates taskforce to tackle climate change issues

Employers’ organisation the CBI has set up a new taskforce to look at tackling climate change.


The taskforce, which includes several major UK employers, such as BT, Tesco and British Airways (BA), is due to meet early this year to discuss ways to deal with carbon taxes and offsetting.


CBI president Martin Broughton, who is also chairman of BA, said earlier this month that governments should support “market-driven mechanisms” such as carbon trading to combat the increasing threat of climate change.


Conservative party leader David Cameron said earlier this week that there needed to be a cultural change in public attitudes toward climate change.


“What you need is people to change their view about the environment and to change their behaviour, and I think that starts at the top,” he said.

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