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'Huge drop in car trips needed' to hit emissions target

Environment group Friends of the Earth Cymru has said without a huge drop in the number of car journeys, Wales cannot think about meeting its own emissions target.

It is "almost impossible" for Wales to cut greenhouse gases by 40% by 2020, the campaign group has said.

Speaking at the UN summit on climate change in Paris, Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant said he was "confident" the goal was achievable.

Since the target was set in 2010, based on levels in 1990, emissions in Wales have fallen by less than 12%.

Gareth Clubb, of Friends of the Earth Cymru, told BBC Wales environment correspondent Iolo ap Dafydd that radical changes would be needed.

  • 08 Dec 2015
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