The U.K. government is proposing a ban on aluminum mining in the country as a way to fight global warming, the country’s top environmental official said Monday.
Aluminum is a key component of a growing global supply chain, and the U,K.
Government is recommending a ban of all aluminium mining in its country to help cut global warming pollution, Environment Secretary Liz Truss told parliament.
The proposed ban would target the country, with about 10 percent of the world’s aluminum production currently in the United Kingdom, where it is estimated that a quarter of the global economy is made.
Truss said the proposed ban was the first step in a larger effort to cut emissions of aluminum from the economy.
“Aluminum production is a significant contributor to climate change,” she said.
“It contributes to the building of new infrastructure, to the growth of new businesses and is a catalyst for other industries to be able to move into this space.”
There is no doubt that aluminium contributes to global warming,” she added.
She said the U.,K.
plan would require the government to consider “an effective and robust regulatory framework” to achieve the ban.
Environmentalists and some in the industry have said that the proposed regulations will lead to higher costs for businesses and consumers, while the United States and other industrialized nations have already enacted rules to curb aluminum use.
We need to look at ways to protect the environment and the health of people, she said, before making any further decisions. “
[Aluminum mining] contributes to a number of things, including the reduction of air pollution and the development of new and clean energy sources.
We need to look at ways to protect the environment and the health of people, she said, before making any further decisions.
Talks to implement the U-K.
proposal will start in the coming weeks, Truss added.