The case for ‘clean’ buses

6 December 2005  •  Author(s): Maurice Perl, Group Director, Wright Bus

The threat of global warming together with growing congestion and pollution in European cities has now become a major, centre-stage issue of international concern.Today,many national Governments recognise the serious dangers for future generations if global temperatures continue rising at the present rate.Moreover, there is increasing pressure from the general public for cleaner, healthier air in our built-up areas to protect this generation and particularly the ones to follow.

The Kyoto conference on climate change concurred that Global greenhouse gas emissions, stabilised at 550 parts per million (ppm), could give the planet an 80% chance of keeping the global temperature rise to approx. 2°C.At this level it was believed that little environmental damage or change would occur.

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