Thursday, December 07, 2006

Walking the talk

The Green Party has been pushing for the government to seriously address climate change for years. Now they're also walking the talk, paying out of their own pockets to offset the greenhouse gas emissions of their Parliamentary air travel. It's not total carbon neutrality - that's in the hands of Parliamentary Services anyway - but it is a start.

The question now is whether the government will follow suit. Reducing government emissions would be a strong symbolic move on the climate change front (not to mention having an actual impact). Will the government commit to a similar move, or will they continue to proclaim the need for action without taking any themselves?