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Reporting emissions makes business sense, says government

By Laura Trevelyan | 1 December 2010

We had hoped today would be the day the government introduced mandatory reporting of carbon emissions for UK-listed companies, something Christian Aid we've been calling for since 2007.

Instead, the government has said it will now be taking this decision in early 2011.

The good news is that a report issued yesterday by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs states that more than half the companies they have surveyed in relation to the issue say reporting is beneficial for their business.

So more than 75,000 Christian Aid supporters have called for mandatory reporting and now the government’s own report has shown a business case for it.

All we need now is the political will from the government to put it into law.

It’s not too late to put pressure on Caroline Spelman MP, secretary of state for the environment, food and rural affairs.

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Laura Trevelyan

Laura Trevelyan is our climate justice campaign manager