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We strongly support the introduction of policies to significantly reduce UK and global greenhouse gas emissions, as we feel that the consequences of climate change will be severe.

We believe that biologists have a crucial role to play in developing innovative biotechnologies to generate more efficient and environmentally sustainable biofuels, and to capture and store greenhouse gases from power stations and the atmosphere.

It is important for the government to continue to consult scientists, to review policy, and to encourage new technologies so as to ensure the best possible strategies are used to combat this complex issue.

We are in favour of reducing energy demands, in particular by improvements in public transport and domestic appliances.

As some degree of climate change is inevitable, we encourage the development of adaptation strategies to reduce the effects of global warming on our environment.

For more information on this issue visit our Climate Change page.