Wednesday, 12 June 2019
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Legislation is to be laid before Parliament today to amend the UK’s 2008 Climate Change Act. The current target will be raised to cut emissions by 80 percent by 2050 to a net-zero emissions goal.
A number of countries, such as Sweden, Finland, New Zealand, and Costa Rica, have already adopted net-zero targets, while the French government is currently working on similar plans and the EU is considering a target for 2050.
Parliament will vote on the changes in the coming days. The new legislation is expected to pass. The U...