Friday, March 09, 2007

Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution report

The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution has just published its 26th report, entitled ‘The urban environment’, which calls for an over-arching urban environment policy to coordinate the provision of housing, transport, energy and other vital services. It argues that the technology to improve urban environmental performance exists, such as much tighter building regulations, or water-metering, but the scale of effort to exploit such technologies falls well below what is required. It sets out what can be done to create urban areas which have less negative impact on the environment and enable people to live healthier lives. Both the full report and a summary can be downloaded from the Commission’s website.
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