Poorly planned decarbonisation 'could trigger unrest', says climate chief

Advisory body the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) will publish its advice on the 2033-37 carbon budget three months before schedule, its chair Lord Deben has announced, while warning that an unjust transition from fossil fuels could trigger gilets jaunes-style protests in the UK.

by Gareth Simkins
The gilets jaunes' riots were sparked by an increase in the French carbon tax on diesel. Photograph: Jerome Gilles/NurPhoto via Getty Images
The gilets jaunes' riots were sparked by an increase in the French carbon tax on diesel. Photograph: Jerome Gilles/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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