30 Jun '16, 9am

Government approval of climate target welcomed by Friends of the Earth:

The Government’s decision to adopt a new target for tackling climate change, has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth. Ministers today confirmed that they will endorse a proposal by the Committee on Climate Change to cut UK emissions by 57 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The target is the fifth five-year carbon budget, which aims to ensure that the UK meets its legally-binding target to cut emissions by 80 percent from 1990 levels in 2050. Friends of the Earth senior climate campaigner Simon Bullock said: “After the huge confusion following the Brexit vote, we welcome the certainty this decision gives. Investors will now know that the UK is a place where low carbon investment can flourish. “The big challenge is to ensure stronger policies to meet this carbon budget. The Committee on Climate Change has repeatedly warned that we are not on track to meet our climate goals...

Full article: https://www.foe.co.uk/resource/press_releases/government-...

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