CBI chief backs net-zero goal for 2050

A senior official at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and its former head Lord Turner have backed setting a target for achieving net-zero carbon emissions in 30 years.

At an event held by the Energy and Climate Change Unit yesterday, Matthew Fell, chief UK policy director at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said that British businesses supported the adoption of a net-zero target.

“Business is up for the net-zero challenge – and many companies have made their own pledges for a net-zero target. This is partly driven by public demand for action on climate change. But there are also economic opportunities ahead, and with other countries moving in the same direction there’s clearly a massive opportunity for exports, making net-zero an essential part of ‘Brand Britain’ as we move into a new international era,” he said.

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