Beyond 2030: from low carbon to zero carbon

Ratification of the Paris Agreement and an ambitious fifth carbon budget have triggered a new phase in the UK’s journey towards decarbonisation, but hurdles remain. Paul Hatchwell asks Committee on Climate Change chair Lord Deben for his views on what the government should prioritise

Lord Deben: Governments aren’t always going to get it rightWhat needs to be achieved at COP22 in Marrakech if the Paris Agreement is to have a real effect on global emissions by 2020?

The Paris Agreement is going to be an incremental system, and the reality of Marrakech has got to be, first of all, that people are showing genuine activity, determination and seriousness about the whole matter.

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