Government commits to long-term decarbonisation

The government has effectively committed to halving carbon emissions by 2025 by deciding to keep to the UK’s fourth carbon budget

The UK's fourth carbon budget for 2023-2027 will remain at 1,940MtCO2, says energy and climate secretary Ed DaveyThe government has decided not to change the UK’s fourth carbon budget following a review.

Energy and climate secretary Ed Davey announced emissions for the period 2023-2027 will stay at 1,950 million tonnes CO2 in a written statement to parliament on 22 July.

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