Fancy doing your bit to help save the planet this weekend? Then go out and check your tyres pressure – that’s the advice from the Environmental Transport Association (ETA).
Checking tyres have got the right amount of pressure is a simple, cost-effective measure which can play an important role in reducing emissions.
An ETA spokesman said: “A tiny and seemingly inconsequential step such as checking tyre pressures can have a major effect if everyone is doing it.”
Meanwhile, on a slightly bigger scale, a report urging the world’s governments to invest £277 billion in low-carbon technologies immediately to help tackle climate change, has just been published by the team behind the 2006 Stern Review.
The report argues that action to tackle climate change should account for 20% of the £1.4 trillion that has been pledges as global fiscal stimulus.
Lord Stern said: ‘The rich industrialised countries need to show leadership this year by committing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, compared with 1990, and their economic recovery plans need to be consistent with this target.’
Katherine Clarkson, etyres National Accounts