Government bests greenhouse gas target three years early

The government has already met the goal of reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions by 32%, due to be achieved by 2020

The entrance gate to Wormwood Scrubs prison

Prisons accounted for 14.4% of government greenhouse gas emissions in 2016/17. Photograph: Chmee2 / Wikimedia Commons

The government has already beaten its target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions from its own activities by 32%, reporting steady progress on its other environmental management objectives.

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