Acid Rain Agreements

Published Wednesday, November 24, 1993

This POSTnote looks at the implications of UK options for reducing sulphur dioxide emissions, one of the main causes of ‘acid rain’. .

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International negotiations are underway to finalise agreement on reducing emissions of sulphur dioxidePressure is on the UK to reduce emissions by ~80% relative to 1980 levels; the Government has offered to cut emissions by 71% by 2005, and is considering whether the 80% target could be met by 2010.

POSTnotes POST-PN-47

Topic: Environmental protection

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