Wed Jan 23rd, 2008 at 11:15:38 AM EST
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has announced "historic" plans to make Europe "the first economy for the low-carbon age".
He said Europeans wanted "a vision and a plan of action" against climate change and the measures would cost 3 euros (£2.10) a week for every citizen.
The aim would be a 20% cut in the EU's greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, which could rise to 30% with a global deal.(BBC)
I'm not all that optimistic about this: already we have industry complaining that this will just end up moving polluting sectors out of Europe to places that don't care about emissions: I guess we're going to need those carbon levies on imports.