UK becomes first country to enshrine 2050 net zero greenhouse gas target in law


The government has committed to a target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It today (12 June) updated the 2008 Climate Change Act, which previously aimed for an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions based on 1990 levels. This new law makes the UK the first major country to propose this target, with other countries expected to follow suit. The move follows recommendations last month from the Committee on Climate Change, which said the UK needed to act […]